Re: Tried Everything and Hit a Wall Looking for Grandfather's Naturalization Petition and Ship Manifest Records #usa #ukraine #records


Emily Garber made some very good suggestions.  Even though I've been researching my family for over 30 years, I am still a novice, lol. I wanted to find the death date of a family friend but could not do so.  But a friend of mine found not only her death date, but also her immigration records, her obituary, her son's obituary, a notice about her son's Army promotion and various records of her parents and grandparents. 

She used only three resources:, Ancestry and Find-a Grave.  Amazing!  I not only learned the death date, but that the friend, who had no foreign accent, was born in South Africa. I also learned that she was born Jewish, though she did not practice the religion, so that I always thought she was Christian (and perhaps she had converted). Also both her husbands were Jewish. And so much more. I mention these facts only to show what a good researcher can do. 
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

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