34457place of birth, was Re: [S-R] Ship Record
- Oct 3, 2012On Oct 2, 2012, at 7:37 PM, MGMojher wrote:
> I looked a the US Censuses from 1900 to 1930, Alexander Kozub gave his immigration year as 1887. Although he did change his nationality to Austrian and birthplace Austria.I would be careful about assuming that Kozub changed his reported nationality, for two reasons. First, those census records do not indicate who the informant was; there's no way to tell if Kozub himself supplied that info, or another family member, or a neighbor. Second, the census takers actually had rules about how to report nationality and birthplace; it's possible that "Austria" was the accurate designation (for US census records) for anywhere in the Austro-Hungarian empire before WW I. One would have to look up the enumerator instructions for the particular census to find out.
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