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Submitted by Linda Thorpe Caciola

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Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 4/27/2011 8:22 PM
Family Surname: ROTHSTEIN and BROTT
Country: USA
Town: New York
Date of Image: 1910
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In this 1910 census, Isadore ROTHSTEIN's father's birthplace has (Yidd) over the word Russia. That is quite clear to me. Clara BROTT, who is listed as his mother, but is really his mother-in-law, and Elizabeth ROTHSTEIN, her daughter, are listed as having been born in Russia. Can anyone identify what is within the parenthesis above Russia as their birthplace?
Thanks in advance.

Linda T Caciola

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4/28/2011 7:48 AM It looks like "Heb" for Hebrew. See the instructions for the 1910 census enumerators under "Nativity and Mother Tongue" at http://usa.ipums.org/usa/voliii/inst1910.shtml
4/28/2011 8:59 PM I agree, "Heb" for Hebrew is most likely. If the census taker was indicating language spoken rather than religion Yiddish and Hebrew were often mistakenly indicated interchangeably. Also, If you look at the entries further up and below you have "German" for people from Germany and "It" for people from Italy.
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