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Posted: 1 Nov 2012 4:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have been working far and wide for any information on the country of Lebanon. Salt Lake Library doesn't have anything nor does Fort Wayne Library. My grandmother was I think born in Zahle, Lebanon. She came to the United States in 1893 or 1894 to get married. Does anyone know if the country was Lebanon or Turkey?? Because my grandfather came to the Usa in 1891 to work before he sent for his intended bride and on his passport application he said he came from Zahle, Turkey. I am confused. Plus does anyone know if there are any researchers in Lebanon???

Re: Lebanon

Posted: 2 Nov 2012 9:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Nov 2012 9:29PM GMT
Are you asking about a ship record as that's the category this query is in. If so, what are you asking.

Borders of countries aren't set in concrete, they often change. Have you looked at a historical geography book and historical maps of the area in question?
Posted: 2 Nov 2012 11:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
So Sorry, I am new at this message board, No I already got an answer to my shipping record question. I know borders are not set in concrete, but I can't even get a map or atlas of Lebanon before it was Lebanon. I need to know if anyone has a map or atlas of that area around 1891, which is when my grandfather Nasser left the country to come to the USA. I am also looking for anyone that know if anyone is doing research in that country as they are always fighting about something, What I am looking for are churches and cemetries in the area of Zahle,Lebanon or Turkey.

Re: Lebanon

Posted: 3 Nov 2012 7:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Nov 2012 7:28AM GMT
At the time your grandfather left, modernday Lebanon was still a part of the Ottoman Empire. More info on the Ottoman Empire and the creation of Greater Lebanon (the predecessor of modern Lebanon) on:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Mandate_for_Syria_and_th...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Lebanon

Also an 1845 map of the Otoman Empire, which I guess must have been pretty much the same in 1890:
http://www.euratlas.net/cartogra/ottoman_1845/index.html

By clicking on the map you can get detail parts of this map.
In your case:
http://www.euratlas.net/cartogra/ottoman_1845/ottoman_map_7_...

Find Bairout (coastline), right side of Bairout you find a green line with the name Anti-Liban. On the left side of the "i" of Anti you find Zahle.

As for research in Lebanon, if no one comes forward with better ideas, you may want to contact the National Archives of Lebanon, adress on http://www.can.gov.lb/ It may be a long shot, but you never know......

Kind regards,
Marianne

Re: Lebanon

Posted: 4 Mar 2013 4:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
NPFann, I've done a TON of research on relatives from Lebanon. Sometimes they show as coming from Turkey, often Syria (often misentered on censuses as "Serbia"), and sometimes Lebanon or Mt Liban. Feel free to contact me directly with questions.
Posted: 4 Mar 2013 5:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was originaly told that Lebanon didn't exist when my grandparents went back to visit in 1905. But in ready my bible, I see there is a Lebanon on the maps in my Bible, Please explain if possible. Why was Turkey or the Ottoman Empire mentioned on their 1905 passports.?????? Help

Re: Lebanon

Posted: 6 Mar 2013 1:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
A previous poster already explained Lebanon was a part of the Ottoman Empire (aka Turkey) until after WW I.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Lebanon_under_Ottoma...

The maps in your bible are not old maps and they reflect modern nations

Robert

Re: Lebanon

Posted: 6 Mar 2013 1:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Marianne was kind enough to give you a great deal of info re Lebanon and The Ottoman Empire back in Nov. but I see you never responded to her message... perhaps you missed it

Robert

Re: Lebanon

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 1:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sometimes they are listed as Arabia on ship records and census. Sometimes Asia on Census. I have found some mismarked as German on the Census.
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