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The full passenger list can be found below -- I'm looking at the entry for "Stanislaw Walczykowski" line 20.

What is the name of the city he identified as last place of residence and birth place? It was classified then as Russia or Poland.

Last Residence column Place of Birth column

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    Welcome to G&FH SE! As a new user I hope you will take our 2-minute Tour to learn about the site and how it works. You said "The full passenger list can be found below " but it is not present. There is an edit button beneath your question that you can use to update your question with a picture of or link to that.
    – PolyGeo
    Apr 7 '16 at 23:07
  • Add the link here as a comment and I'll edit it into your question. Another workaround would be to combine your two pictures into a single image using something like Paint.NET and then you just use one link for two images.
    – PolyGeo
    Apr 7 '16 at 23:13
  • Thank you! Here is the full manifest: link
    – John
    Apr 7 '16 at 23:15
  • Have you looked for and found him in any census records which may name his place of birth in writing that is easier to read?
    – PolyGeo
    Apr 7 '16 at 23:19
  • Yes but unfortunately they only list the country of origin, not city.
    – John
    Apr 7 '16 at 23:45
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The first letter looks like a 'C' and is not very different from the C in Chicago on line 7 or in Cleveland on line 11 (both in column of final destination). The second letter puzzled me first but then, although I don't speak polish, I recalled that the combination 'CZ' is not uncommon in polish, so I go for 'z'. Third and fourth letters looks like 'eu' or 'en' followed by a 't' and 'o'. Next could be 's', 'c' and 'h'. The final two letters could be 'a' or 'o' followed by 'n' or maybe a 'w'. That would yield Czentoschow, but after consulting internet I believe it could be Częstochowa. I would not take this conclusion for granted but as a hint to investigate further.

Also, looking at an old (1902) russian-polish map in the lower left corner an inch over Krakaw there is a place called Czenstochowa.

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    The proper spelling is actually Częstochowa
    – Bregalad
    Apr 8 '16 at 18:50
  • @Tom-Brunberg, thank you for your help. Interesting to see the method by which you attempted to go at this, too -- I will use it next time I'm attempting a difficult transcription!
    – John
    Apr 8 '16 at 20:20
  • You are welcome @David! I just recognized that the ships name provides the best comparison for the initial 'C'. BTW, the ship has intersting ties with Titanic. Apr 9 '16 at 6:02

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