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34460place of birth, was Re: [S-R] Ship Record

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  • hyperlexiadaddy
    Oct 3 11:49 PM
      There's a Francis Kozub teaching at Brockport University
      in New York...
      send him an email, the address is on the website.
      dave

      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "MGMojher" <mgmojher@...> wrote:
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      > Julie,
      > Thanks for pointing out the issue with census records.
      > My intent was to show Alexander Kozub was consistent when reporting when he arrived.
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      > From: Julie Michutka
      > Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 2:03 PM
      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: place of birth, was Re: [S-R] Ship Record
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      > On Oct 2, 2012, at 7:37 PM, MGMojher wrote:
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      > > 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.
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      > 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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      > Julie Michutka
      > mailto:jmm%40pathbridge.net
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