Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
If you look through all the ship's manifest pages you will see every
few pages that the handwriting of the ship's personnel changes and that
many times people >from a similar area where listed together. I surmise
that the handwriting changed because they used an officer more familiar
with the specific language of each group of immigrants to make the info
on the manifest more accurate when the immigrant disembarked.