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  • Andrea Vangor
    Jun 6, 2000
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      Have you checked the soundexed index for immigrants to New York -- it covers
      1911. Should tell you where to find the actual passenger manifest.


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      From: Kathleen Duvall <nanwkshp@...>
      To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 5:24 PM
      Subject: Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Questions


      > > There is no pie in the sky answer to resolve what
      > > you're desiring to obtain. The LDS church has an
      > > extensive listing of incoming emigrants on a CD, it's
      > > cost is $99.99 plus tax but it's like letting your
      > > fingers do the walking. >
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      > How extensive is it? Do you know where they obtained their
      > information?
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      > I don't even know where to start looking to where my grandmother and
      > her mother arrived. They came to the US from Hungary in 1911, that's
      > all I know. I would assume Ellis Island, but it's only an assumption.
      > They settled in Pittsburgh, so it could have been somewhere else.
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      > I would gladly pay $99 for the information, but I know I've been
      > disappointed finding other family members on FTM CDs, so.......
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      > As an aside, my Hungarian branch has been the most unknown, for
      > many reasons. My mother had done a lot of research before she died
      > on our ancestors going back to the American Revolution and on her
      > Welsh grandparents, but my father's family was very unknown. I've
      > only started digging and already have gotten great new records from
      > the US. Got my parents' wedding application and certificate, my
      > Hungarian grandmother's death certificate (died in the US), and her
      > brothers' applications for Social Security numbers in 1937
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      > >From these simple records I've found that I've gotten three different
      > names for my great-grandfather! Franz, Andy, and Joe!! But I did find
      > out my father had a different name on his birth certificate than he has
      > now, I found where my grandmother is buried -- each fact a piece of the
      > puzzle.
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      > And thanks to whoever provided the site on Hungarian names -- yes,
      > my grandmother's name really was Ilona and her mother's name was
      > Zsuzsa.
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      > I'm rambling, but thanks for all the good information!!
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      > Kathleen in Florida
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