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Issue 13 takes a 1860 census enumeration for an immigrant family and uses that as a springboard for searching for them in passenger lists. For reasons that are explained in the article, there is not a whole lot to go on to locate their manifest entry. Our search procedure is discussed and charts are used to organize the search so that all reasonable variants are a part of the search process.
The likely entry is compared and contrasted to the census enumeration. Along the way, we see how non-English names can be a problem. We also explain the reasoning behind every step.
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