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Re: [S-R] Re: Census madness

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  • monica wentworth
    as hard as it is for some of us to understand all these differences-I can only imagine what the enumerators must have gone through back then-maybe barely
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 29, 2002
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      as hard as it is for some of us to understand all these differences-I can
      only imagine what the enumerators must have gone through back then-maybe
      barely understanding the immigrant and then having to decipher their
      origin-I still don't quite get all the differnces!:)

      >From: nbenyo@...
      >Reply-To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
      >Subject: Re: [S-R] Re: Census madness
      >Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 15:54:50 EST
      >
      >
      >I find the passenger ship lists amazingly accurate. I've identified
      >hundreds of relatives or "village people", and all but one was correctly
      >identified as either Slovak or Ruthenian. The one mistake was identified
      >as Slovene, but she happened to be listed on a page of mostly Slovenes
      >(real Slovenes!).
      >
      >Although a variety of surname spellings were used (Polish, Hungarian and/or
      >Slovak conventions were mixed together), none of the names were
      >"Americanized" on the manifest.


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