crew records for Russian Jewish merchant seamen Asia-Pacific 1910-20 #general


Ron Henkoff
 

My paternal grandfather emigrated from Grodek, Poland to the US in 1909; then served as a merchant seamen in Asia-Pacific from about 1915 to 1920. He lived for a time in Japan and Australia. On Ancestry.com I have found just two ship's manifests with his name: Tokyo-Sydney in 1917 and Sydney-San Francisco in 1920. He settled in the US permanently in 1920 Does anyone have any suggestions on where to look for shipping records from Asia-Pacific during this era. Or for records of Russian Jews living in Japan and/or Australia during that period?
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Ron Henkoff
Westport, Connecticut, USA