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Passage Libau, Latvia to Jaffa, Palestine

Roberta Lipitz
 

Have hit the infamous "brick wall" regarding my Grandmother.  Her naturalization papers show she was born in Libau, Latvia (Russian Empire) and Ellis Island ship's manifest shows last place of residence was Jaffa (then Palestine in 1903). The ship left from LeHavre, France to Ellis Island.  Have been unable to find any other documents i.e. birth certificate, information leaving Libau to Palestine, and information from Palestine/France to Ellis Island.  Any help locating these documents will be of great help!!

Joyaa Antares
 

Hi Roberta,
You wrote:  “
Have hit the infamous "brick wall" regarding my Grandmother.  Her naturalization papers show she was born in Libau, Latvia (Russian Empire) and Ellis Island ship's manifest shows last place of residence was Jaffa (then Palestine in 1903). The ship left from LeHavre, France to Ellis Island.  Have been unable to find any other documents i.e. birth certificate, information leaving Libau to Palestine, and information from Palestine/France to Ellis Island.  Any help locating these documents will be of great help!!

Providing a name will enable the group to help you.
Cheers, Joyaa
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boris
 

There are couple issues with the contains of the post that may require further investigation.

 

1. We do not know for a FACT that the naturalization papers were filled out accurately (unless there is a corroborating evidence regarding Libau as a birthplace.)

2. We do not know for a FACT that the woman who traveled from LeHavre to Ellis Island is Roberta Lipitz’s grandmother and not another woman with the same name (unless there is a corroborating evidence omitted in the post).

3. The woman may have been born in another small town in then Courland but Libau was a well known and easier to pronounce name.

 

I would try to learn how Jews of Lithuania-Latvia travelled to Palestine in those days. This knowledge may provide clues.

 

Good luck!

 

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Roberta Lipitz
 

Thanks for the advice.  Her maiden name was Fannie Shore.  She was 18 years old when she left Jaffa for the US.  She was born November 1887.