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friends/relatives listed on ship manifests

friends/relatives listed on ship manifests

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 4:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Katzman, Rosenbaum
On my grandfather's ship record, there is a person mentioned that was probably not a family member. His name was Rosenbaum, my grandfather was Katzman. He is listed as a cousin. I don't believe that he was. There are no Rosenbaums in that side of the family. Was this a common thing that happened, people listed as contacts that were called cousins and weren't? Did the authorities check these listings?

Re: friends/relatives listed on ship manifests

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 9:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
A friend/relative in the country of origin or who the immigrant is going to?

Since the immigrant had to put down the name of some person here that would vouch for him, they had to put down something. In some cases, it was a banker or agent that had made the travel connections, not a relative.

Do a search and see if others also list Rosenbaum as the person they are going to. Look at the address of Rosenbaum and see if it's a commercial building.... and do a search for that address on Google to see if other immigrants listed it.

Re: friends/relatives listed on ship manifests

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 11:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you. I will do that.
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