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06 January 2014

Did Grandma Emigrate With Another Child?

I almost failed to locate the immigration to the United States of a widowed ancestor. Nanke Albers Bruns "hopped on the boat" when her last child immigrated to the United States in the 1860s. I had not thought to even look for her and there she was, listed on the same manifest with her son (my uncle).

If I hadn't bothered to look for the son, I might not have found her.

One more reason to look for those siblings, even when you think you don't need to.

1 comment:

  1. Great suggestion. I am amazed at how much I miss the first time I look for anything, and then on a second reading wonder how I missed it the first time!