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Re: [S-R] Ship Manifest question

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  • mlthrush
    Thanks Bill and Alan, This helps confirm my logic. And it may explain why my ancestors are not always where I think they should be. It would be much simpler
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 9, 2005
      Thanks Bill and Alan,

      This helps confirm my logic. And it may explain why my ancestors
      are not always where I think they should be. It would be much
      simpler if they hadn't been moving around so much. But then, what
      would be the fun of tracking them down.

      Thanks,

      Mary Lou

      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Tarkulich"
      <bill.tarkulich@i...> wrote:
      > I like your way of thinking. You are correct. You can put it
      onto your
      > list of suspects. If you want to be absolutely sure, you must
      corroborate
      > with another independent piece of evidence. You can never really
      be certain
      > until you find a birth record.
      >
      > However, a few things to keep in mind:
      > 1. The smaller the village, the more likely it is correct; It is
      less likely
      > someone moved away from the small village. Still not impossible,
      just not
      > probable.
      > 2. The older the manifest, the more likely (before a war,
      conflagration,
      > etc.)
      > 3. Outright errors - the immigrant misunderstood the question or
      the scribe
      > misunderstood the answer.
      > After WWI (1918), all bets are off.
      >
      > Look for other family members on manifests that might have come
      over during
      > different times. Did they all come from the same village?
      > To be totally exhaustive, take the village cited, then pull the
      vital
      > records from the family history center (if available). There is
      your
      > corroboration.
      > The wife (or husband for that matter, in certain cases I have seen)
      > relocates to the spouses village. Still, if it's a small village
      the spouse
      > is not from far away either.
      >
      > ______________
      > Bill Tarkulich
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Mary Lou Thrush [mailto:mlthrush@a...]
      > Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 6:57 PM
      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [S-R] Ship Manifest question
      >
      >
      >
      > Hello,
      >
      >
      >
      > I have a question about the ship manifest that maybe someone on
      the list can
      > answer. When the manifest lists the last place of residence I
      always have
      > taken that as the place of birth. But it just dawned on me, that
      this may
      > not be necessarily true. A wife who married and went to live in
      the village
      > of her husband would be listing that second village as a place of
      residence.
      > Is that correct? So trying to determine her birthplace from the
      manifest may
      > not work. Any thoughts on this?
      >
      >
      >
      > Mary Lou
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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