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One man's journey from infinity to nothingness

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Andrei in the office

Three cheers for research!

So, despite the name change and estrangement from my family, I do continue to do research into my family's origin.

I am building a fairly extensive website on our families.

Today, I got mail from the Ellis Island organization. They have put a new search mechanism together.

Well, my Great -great grandfather (dad's dad's dad) has always been elusive. To this day, I'm not sure how he got into the country. But I tried again to find his wife.

Today I found something.

Line 2 of the Manifest of the Pretoria (Please note this is a big jpeg)

fiannaharpar has been helping me read the horrible hand writing. jnanacandra really helped by fixing the contrast on the graphic.

So... if anyone wants to take a stab at helping us read this... I'd be more than happy.
Of most interest are columns 2, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 16

Comments concerning the details are in the comments section. Feel free to try to interpret before looking at the comments so as to not be influenced on initial interpretation. :)

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Re: As far as I know...

And as just discussed in person (posting here for context): Wilna, Russia -> Vilnius, Lithuania, smack in the middle of Galicia :)

Re: As far as I know...

That would make some sense with immigration times, from my limited knowledge. I'm not sure which town he came from (which is rather sad), but my great grandfather was born in 1884 and was from Lithuania originally. Supposedly he was around 14 when he came here, but I'm not sure if I'm remembering it correctly or what.

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