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Zigmund on Passenger Ship List

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Zigmund on Passenger Ship List

Posted: 26 May 2001 10:12AM GMT
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 1:07PM GMT
Just thought I'd share this. It just feels so cool when you trip across something after long, long, loooooong hours of traipsing through stuff. After spending about 6 hours on the internet today (no, I don't have a life heheh), until my head was about to explode and my eyes about to melt, I was trying to find some trace of Zigmund coming into the US. I had a copy of an article that was sent to me, in which it stated he came over in 1891 at the age of 18. However, I searched what seemed like 100 or so passenger lists and couldn't find a thing. Lo and behold, I stumbled across one that even stated that it was left out of some book which, sorry, I now can't remember. I took a shot and hit 1891, came up with the ship Scandia and boom...it hit me...his name was/is misspelled but the spelling and info is so close, and most of these sites that have passenger lists warn you that names may be misspelled due to the transcriber not being able to make out the fuzzy microfilms or whatever, or because when the name was entered into the original documents, the person might have been spelling it from sound or whatever; not to mention in this case the ship is German. Well, the info presented seemed like way too much of a coincidence and I have a really strong feeling this is Zigmund Dlugokenski. He's listed as follows on 2 sites (the 2nd site having 2 pages of info).
Scroll down to page 6 at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wggerman/shiplists/1891/scandia26ma...
You will find:
Plugokonski, Siegmund 17 m worker Poland New York Plock

Here's the other site:
http://195.21.144.73/STAARCH/ROOTS.ROOTS_REP_PASSAGIER_US.sh...

So for anyone else who might be looking for him on passenger lists or emigration lists, you might want to type in the misspelled version of his name, if you're coming up blank.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
CityWench 26 May 2001 4:12PM GMT 
susan eddy 27 Dec 2002 8:11PM GMT 
Sylvia 28 Dec 2002 7:37AM GMT 
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