Author Topic: Looking for help to trace my Great Grandfather before he appeared in UK 1909  (Read 3718 times)

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Re: Looking for help to trace my Great Grandfather before he appeared in UK 1909
« Reply #63 on: Saturday 18 September 21 05:09 BST (UK) »
Do you know the circumstances of his arrival in the UK? Did he jump ship?

This is a Family Search record for a Frank Alexander Palum who went to the US via London  ( I thought but now cannot find it now, in 1909).  He was born in Finland Russia in 1887. 

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPRT-CR41

I think if you could recall anything in family tales about the arrival it may help......

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Re: Looking for help to trace my Great Grandfather before he appeared in UK 1909
« Reply #64 on: Saturday 18 September 21 23:12 BST (UK) »
Have you tried doing the location search option for your DNA matches
There is often confusion about locations

I have a great grandfather from Riga
Its worth trying latvia. russia + finland as options to see if any of your matches have ancestors recorded from any of those places.

If you do a surname search I recommend you put in each spelling option separately .dont use the similar spelling option as it throws up total wild comparisons !
Roberts,Fellman.Macdermid smith jones,Bloch,Irvine,Hallis Stevenson