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Success on Census - Reversing Names #general

Rlberliner@...
 

I have written about diligently searching for my great uncle, Abraham JACOBS,
and who we think to be his son, Hyman JACOBS.

I hope the following will help all genners. While searching on the census
through ancestry.com, we found Hyman JACOBS. However, the catch is that we
put him in as Jacob HYMAN, and up he came with all of the children we know to
be the right ones. There are some discrepancies in the birthdates with what
we had and what they list. But the point is, try reversing names, even if you
don't have two first names like Hyman and Jacob. Since then I have seen a
Mollie, Goldberg on the census. See what I mean.

Good luck to all of us!
Rachelle Berliner
Savannah, GA
rlberliner@...

elena@...
 

I hope the following will help all genners. While searching on the census
through ancestry.com, we found Hyman JACOBS. However, the catch is that we put
him in as Jacob HYMAN, and up he came with all of the children we know to

be the right ones.



Good luck to all of us!

Rachelle Berliner

Savannah, GA

rlberliner@...<<<



I can second this experience: not only in a couple of census reports but also
in the Brooklyn directories, occasionally my great grandfather, the
ever-elusive Isidor Phillips/Philip/Philop... has appeared as Philip Isidor.

Haven't tried reversing Maltinsky. It seems unlikely, but as has been said,
you never know ...

Maria Torres
elena@...

MALTINSKY, RUBINSTEIN, ZELLAT (Latvia, GA, PA, NY)
NOTIS (Kovno)
PHILLIPS (DADACZ/DUDACZ/ISIDOR/EISENDOR), PSCHEDESKY (Poland, UK, NY)

Linda <altmanlh@...>
 

This is very true. You should always try switching. I have seen several
census pages where they list the head of household as Surname, Given name
and the rest of the family as Given name, Surname. This is especially
important to use if you are looking through indexes, as the data entry
people should type the entry in exactly as it is written without making
their own interpretations.

Linda Altman - Raleigh, NC

On Wed, 17 July 2002, elena@... wrote
I hope the following will help all genners. While searching on the
census through ancestry.com, we found Hyman JACOBS. However, the catch
is that we put him in as Jacob HYMAN, and up he came with all of the
children we know to

be the right ones.

Good luck to all of us!

Rachelle Berliner
Linda Altman - Raleigh, NC
researching:
ALTMAN, >from Russia to NY City. TYRNAUER >from Hungary.
BERGMAN >from Warsaw & Sokolow-Podlaski, Poland to the UK, Israel and US.
CYBULA/CYBULKA/CYBULKO/CYBULKSI, Ostrow Maz.,
Siedlce,& Zambrow, Poland to UK, and US.
GOLDFINGIER, Sokolow-Podlaski, Poland. SINGER, Austria.
KRIEDBERG/KREIDBERG/KZAIBURG/KRITBERG/KRITZBERG >from Russia to US.
LIEBERMAN, Austria and Romania to US.

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>
 

This is especially true on passenger manifests and the EIDB where
different people filled out the manifests and >from page to page the
surname, first name changes back and forth.

Diane Jacobs
New York

This is very true. You should always try switching. I have seen
several census pages where they list the head of household as
Surname, Given name and the rest of the family as Given name,
Surname. This is especially important to use if you are looking
through indexes, as the data entry people should type the entry
in exactly as it is written without making their own interpretations.
Linda Altman - Raleigh, NC