Log in

No account? Create an account
Andrei in the office


Andrei's Universe

One man's journey from infinity to nothingness

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
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. :)

  • 1

Re: As far as I know...

I have access to many of the pay archives. If you give me the information you have, I can see what I can find.

Re: As far as I know...

Well, I don't know if he came in at Ellis Island or elsewhere. The name's Harry Segal (well, what his name ended up being), and I think he was born in 1884 (considering he died in 1989 at the age of 106...I'm too tired to do the math, but that looks about right). My memory tells me that I was told that he came to the US on his own when he was only 14. The only other info I have is that he was from Lithuania.

  • 1