|Immigration Registration Papers Ana de Gerson(Cwilich Shapiro)|
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Number 132238 85185
Place: S. Luis Potosi, S.L.P (City of St. Luis Potosi in the State of St. Luis Potosi).
Issed: March 15, 1940 whose stay in Mexico remains proven with this card.
Mode of Identification of Foreigner:
Physical Appearance: RegularComplementary Information:
Height: 1.56 m Color: white
Hair: Light brown Eyebrows: populated
Eyes: Blue Nose: Straight
Mouth: Double lipped
Beard: ------- Special Signs: None
Age: 15 Date of Birth: June 19, 1924
Marital Status: Single
Native Language: Polish Other Languages Spoken: Spanish
Place and Country of Birth: St. Luis Potosi (Inconsistency: family reports she arrived in Mexico as a toddler)
Actual Nationality: Polish
Religion: Israelite Race: White
Place of Residence: St. Luis Potosi, S.L.P
Name of address of person who can give references of the foreigner: Manuel Perez-Allende
108 St. Luis Potosi, S.L.P.
Signed by: P. of chief of the department of demographics
V.P Carlos A Gomez
Signed by Ana Cwilich Shapiro who states she entered Mexico through Veracruz, Veracruz on the 7th of February, 1927 (Consistent with the fact that she entered as a child).
Exp 4.355.1/115487 ana
Yesterday, I was honored to be part of a #genchat on twitter with some amazing genealogist sharing tips about researching our female ancestors. I'm still catching my breath from this first time experience. @MariannSRegan mentioned how glad she was her ancestors "stayed put" which makes them easier to track especially via directories and cemeteries. Mine, and my husband's seem to migrate quite a bit, reflecting the history of the Jewish people. @lisaapp made the point that we ourselves will be hard for our ancestors to track as many of us move around so much. I have followed in my ancestors footsteps and this may be why I am fascinated with the immigration story.
I'm afraid, I will leave you hungry for more of Anita's story and how she arrived in the little known town of St. Luis Potosi! Today the present is interfering with my look into the past. My son is in the school musical this evening and we are off! In the mean time, I'd love to hear your thoughts about this document and the differences between this document and US documents.