[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Lying about age on shp's passenger list

Marlo50 Marlo50 at bex.net
Sat Dec 2 13:35:54 PST 2006

Wasn't there a policy if you carried the child you did not have to pay for
them to travel on the ship?  I have several in my family who listed their 
children as under one year when they actually were 2 or even 3 years old.

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From: "Rachael Patterson" <patterson.rachael at gmail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2006 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Lying about age on shp's passenger list

> On my mother's, siblings & grandparents Canadian Landing Records, it 
> states
> my mother as being age 4, and her younger sister as being 11months old, 
> when
> in actuality, they were age 3 and 2 (only one year apart); however, my
> mother was "nearly" age 4, and her younger sister was very small for her
> age.
> Not sure why there was the descrepancy, unless there was the problem with
> the language barrier in the use of numbers, and/or there was a special 
> rate
> for children under the age of 1.
> Rae
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