Ship's Manifests-special circumstances
Thank all of you again for the very informative, helpful information you
have donated. I am sure you have helped many of us to search through the
difficult mystery of Slovak genealogy.
My maternal grandparents came to the U.S. between 1898 and 1900, although I
have not been able to locate them as yet on any Manifest lists or Census
lists. I thought about working backwards from the years 1903/1904. My
Grandparents had been residing in PA for several years when my Grandmother
went back to care for her dying Mother. Unknown to her, she was pregnant at
the time. When she tried to return to the U.S. she was denied entry because
she was pregnant. I remember being told, as a child, that "they" sent her
back. My Uncle was born two days out to sea on that return trip to Europe.
My question is this: What resources did a very young woman who spoke very
little English, had just given birth, and probably had very little money,
have in that situation? Who could help her? Are there any records available
for that type of problem?
She eventually got back to PA., but is there any way I can use this
information for a search for her and her infant son on the final return trip
back to the U.S.?
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