GERMANY-PASSENGER-LISTS-L ArchivesArchiver > GERMANY-PASSENGER-LISTS > 2011-06 > 1309095138
From: Bobbi <>
Subject: Re: [G-P-L] Bursting a[n Ellis Island changed my family'sname] Bubble
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 09:32:18 -0400
Yes, the name still was not changed at the arriving location. EITHER the
person filling out the passenger list in the originating country, OR someone
trying to decipher old writing "mangled" the name. The ports that they
arrived at just processed what was there.
I've found my grandmother and her nieces names spelled a number of different
ways in the indices, but when you go back to the orginals, you can see the
name if you know what you are looking for.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Jeske"
Sent: 26 June, 2011 2:14 AM
Subject: Re: [G-P-L] Bursting a[n Ellis Island changed my family's name]
> Very interesting article, and I do somewhat agree with it, but not
> For instance, I searched for my Grandparents passenger list for
> years......It was finally found, not by me, but by a volunteer with
> They were finally found under the name of "Iske" not
> Jeske.................Jeske and the spelling is very common in Bessarabia.
> There are also other variants of the spelling. But I have never seen it
> spelled Iske.
> This didn't happen on Ellis Island, but in Nova Scotia.
> Was this done because of translation......or the recorder wrote what he
> thought they said.
> This was definitely not written by my grandparents, as they couldn't read
> or write English.
> Any comments?
> Thanks Robert L Jeske.
|Re: [G-P-L] Bursting a[n Ellis Island changed my family'sname] Bubble by Bobbi <>|