Re: Name equivalent? #names

Steven Usdansky

Thank you everyone for your responses. With some more research, I'm drawn to the conclusion that Helen was not actually a new person in my family tree, but was the the person previously-identified as Chane. If true, it means Chana/Helen dropped 8 years off her age between the 1874 Belarus Revision listing and the first record I have of her in the US (1910 census; Helen claimed to be 37). If the 1910 census is to be believed, Helen would have had her first child back in Europe at age 17. It seem more likely to me that Helen's first child was born when Helen was 25 years old.  For what is worth Helen's age shows up as 41 in 1915, and 43 in 1920; I cannot find her in any later censuses.

Steven Usdansky
USDANSKY (Узданский): Turec, Kapyl, Klyetsk, Nyasvizh, Slutsk, Grosovo
SINIENSKI: Karelichy, Lyubcha, Navahrudak
NAMENWIRTH: Bobowa, Rzepiennik
SIGLER: "Minsk"

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