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Help with understanding my jewish ancestors from Europe

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Help with understanding my jewish ancestors from Europe

Posted: 3 Dec 2012 2:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am new to studying ancestry and I am dealing with some confusion. My jewish ancestors arrived in America in the mid 19th century. I have found them on the 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900 census. On one census, it will say that an ancestor was born in Prussia. Then on another census the same person was born in Poland, and on another, Germany. I've even seen an early 20th century census of a great aunt that says her mother (my great grandmother) was born in Russia, but every census in the 19th century says she was born in Germany. Has anyone else had this issue? If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it.

Thank you,
Eric
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EricFox77 3 Dec 2012 9:53PM GMT 
Mitch Holland... 3 Dec 2012 11:49PM GMT 
cyndi308 4 Dec 2012 5:54AM GMT 
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