Re: New to Genealogy
- Boston, Philadelphia also entry ports, but do not count out New York as enrty.
--- In email@example.com, "M. Lillian Hughes" <gourmetcook4jesus@...> wrote:
> Hi! My mother came to the US in the late 1950's from Germany. She was born in Goerlitz, which became part of East Germany. I remember her telling me that many records were destroyed in WW2.
> Just how common a name is Rothe in Germany? I found an online telephone directory for Goerlitz and there are several Rothe's. How likely is it that these are related to me?
> Also, I was searching the temporarily free stuff on Ancestry.com for my father's side. They came over from Italy. I'm seeing some dates that match with names that don't sound like anything I have heard in my family. How common a name is Cerella in Italy? I checked the Ellis Island database, but they showed all the Cerella's going to Philadelphia and my father's family are all in Massachusetts.
> Where else besides Ellis Island would immigrants have arrived in this country? Did those places keep databases?