Re: [TexasCzechs] Found family is Leo Baca's book
- Hi Diana,
You'll discover many more spelling variations on the name based on
Matthew. Since most of the records were recorded by hand, perhaps the "n"
was intended to be "hi" when first written.
Most of Leo's work is based on the microfilms that are on microfilm with
NARA (Nat'l Archives Research? Agency?). If you're in Texas, the closest
NARA branch is in the DFW area. Try going to:
http://search.nara.gov/ for more info.
I don't know if you can get their microfilm through inter-library loan
but someone on the list will surely know.
I believe the dates are those supplied with the ship's manifests. The
first port of entry is the one that the gov't listings show. They may
have stayed in NY only long enough to find transportaion to Texas, either
via another ship or by rail. If by ship, the next port of call could have
been New Orleans or Galveston. Good source of ship info in Texas is at
Rosenberg Lib in Galveston and the Seaport Museum in Galveston.
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On Thu, 23 Nov 2000 17:41:38 -0000 "Diana Proud" <dmproud@...>
> I believe I found a listing for my great grandparents and family in
> one of Leo Baca's books. It shows them to have arrived in New York,
> well, anyway, here is the listing...can someone tell me what the
> entry includes, I know the names and ages, but what follows: city
> country of origin or departure, name of ship? and the date..is it
> date of departure, date of arrival in NY? I forget which volume I
> found the entry in, but it is on page 142 of the volume that would
> include the time period 1885-1887.
> MATNAS, Josef 37, Maria 38, Maria 9, Anton 6, Josef 3, Alois 1/2,
> Roznow, Moravia; Hermann, 15 February 1886.
> Also, where would I find the original entry that this information
> came from? The spelling of the last name is not what anyone in the
> family knows. But the first names are all correct and the ages are
> about right (give or take for when birthdays were), and I know they
> were in Gonzales, Tx by Feb. 1887.
> Any help on this would be appreciated.
> Thanks and enjoy the Turkey!!!!
> Diana Matias Proud
> Matijeas, Matijas, Matias and now Matnas
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