Re: Ships & comments
- Thanks for your response Maura.
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 16:56:53 -0500 (CDT)
From: sabinov@... (Maura Petzolt)
Subject: Re: Re: Ships & comments
Again, if anyone does lookups on ships it's in CDs or books, they
certainly can't take the time to search actual records, i.e. if its not
in a book or on a CD they won't find it.
I never meant to infer that they did anything other than look up ships
in reference books or CDs. I would never expect them to search actual
records for me.
And if they do find something, you should do exactly what you did --
verify it. Most indexes, especially _Germans to America_ and _Famine
Immigrants_ are full of ommissions and errors, and that is according to
those who put the books together.
Another bit of information that I found in my research of ship's
manifests is that sometimes the parents register their children as being
a few years younger than they truly are in order to avoid paying full
By the way, mailing lists have addresses, webpages have urls (which
begin with http)
Oops! I guess I slipped up there. I suppose I am trying to do too much
at one time - as usual. But thanks for the reminder anyway.
BTW, I agree with Andy V. to use the name as used and spelled in the
particular language of the person. You can always make note in your
research notes of the Latin and Hungarian, etc. spelling. Keep it
simple I always say and you can't go wrong.
Maura Petzolt Mobile Alabama USA
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