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Finding elusive arrival record

Finding elusive arrival record

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 3:40AM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: Jablonski, Apple
Hi. I'm fairly new to Ancestry. I have made a lot of discoveries about my family, however there is an arrival record that has eluded me.
It is my grandfathers arrival to Philadelphia. According to my grandfather (years ago) he arrived at the port of Philadelphia on July 4 1913 (maybe 1912?). He thought that everyone was so glad that another ship of immigrants arrived that they were having a celebration in their honor (fireworks, food, making merry etc..)
I've used Ancestry's search form everyway I could think of but have come up with nothing. Does anybody know what I might be doing wrong or have any suggestions on how to proceed?
My grandfathers name was Fred (Friedrich?) Jablonski when he arrived. Immigration changed his name to Fred Apple. (birth: Sep 1895, Poland (or Russia, -- maybe Germany?)
Thanks you for any help..

Re: Finding elusive arrival record

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 4:56PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
See if this is your grandfather.

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/View.aspx?dbid=8769&pa...

To get there I searched Jablonski in the Philadelphia Passenger lists and narrowed it to the 1910s and July. Then I looked for the dob and arrival that came close. Jeitz Jablonski arrived July 5, 1913 and was born 1885.
Sometimes the language barriers will distort the names and you should check records if things are close. Jeitz is the last entry on the page (#30) and it also looks as though the entry is transcribed wrong, it looks to me as Frits (you can add an update to fix it according to what is written).
It says he is German from Russia and I can't make out his father's name. Also when looking at passenger lists, check to see if there is a second page, as there is with this one. They usually say where they are going (his Brother in law), physical attributes and place of birth

Re: Finding elusive arrival record

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 5:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Never mind... I just saw this was double posted and you already had answers. Glad you found him.

Re: Finding elusive arrival record

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 3:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks "rhythmblues1", appreciate the help anyway.
Glenn

Re: Finding elusive arrival record

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 3:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks "rhythmblues1", I still appreciate the help...
Glenn
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