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Class Description, Susan Weinberg

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Mining the Manifest: Finding the Immigration Story

This presentation will explore immigration journeys both to the US and then from NY to elsewhere in the US. It will use a case approach and explore some of the search challenges associated with immigration in the 1800s and finding immigrants where there have been name changes or variable spellings. Techniques will address working back from other documents, resolving conflicting data and identifying and linking the person to whom an immigrant is going. Cases will address such topics as travel through Canada, the Industrial Removal Office and documentation of naturalization under a parent or husband.