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Andrei's Universe

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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You probably already know this, but the LDS church has the most extensive geneological records in the world, and, yay, they are all computerized (birth, death, marriage records from all over the world back as far as they can find them--centuries, literally. I do not think that they can be accessed from the net-at-large, but there are local family history centers everywhere, and, no, you don't have to be Mormon to use them. I'll find out where our local one is, and we can head over sometime. I have *yet* to start my geneology work in anything approaching earnestness. So, it'd be good for me, too.

Also, don't you need one more "dad's" in there--or is it just a great-grandfather?

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