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I'm researching my mother's side of the family who came from
Austria and am totally stuck on how to begin.
My gggrandfather's (anglicized) name was Frank Lingly. According to
the 1880 census, he was born in Tyrol and naturalization papers say
he came from the port of LeHavre, France to America in 1869. He was
naturalized in Indiana in 1873 and renounced alligience to the
Emporer of Austria.
I haven't found anything on the passenger lists close to his name so
far; but I have found the surname 'Lengle' represented heavily in the
Austrian province of Vorarlberg. And, in 1869, Vorarlberg was part of
Tyrol. Some researchers in the past told me that the anglicised
pronunciation of the name sounded closer to a Swiss than South German
Anyway, I only have an approximate time of his birth, with would
likely have been mid-1851 to mid-1852. Any suggestions on where to
look on this one?