Monday, November 29, 2010

Issue 13 is out

Issue 13 is in your email if you are a subscriber. If you are a subscriber and have not received it, please let me know at mjnrootdig@gmail.com and we'll take care of it.

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.

Subscribe before 4 December and I'll start you off with issue 13. Our Cyber Monday discount may still be operational as well.

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