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From: "Alicia Koski-Marshall" <>
Subject: Re: [MIHOUGHT] new database passport applications
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 15:46:05 -0400
References: <1207596628.283544@rootsweb.com>

A passport would have been issued in the country of birth or where ever he
had moved to.
Your Isaac Isaacson is confusing in the census and none of them keep
matching from
each census year.
Have you found his WW1 draft card. That may give you more information.
> Message Board Post:
> I know I probably should know this if I am a serious researcher, but how
> far back did they have to have passports to immigrate to the USA? I had
> never thought of this before...I just thought about naturalization and
> ports of entry.My relatives came to the US from either a norwegian port or
> a finnish port (he was finnish,but his mother was swedish ,and although I
> thought he was born in finland, some papers say norway, so perhaps his
> father was a miner) in the 1880's or 90's. Which country would have issued
> the passport...Norway if he was born there?
> thanks

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