[AtGen] 1890 Immigrants from Austria, Poland, and Galicia
- Dear Dr. Relles,
did you already finish your index and put it onto the Internet?
Thanks in advance, Herbert
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> Von: Howard Relles [mailto:rellesh@...]
> Gesendet am: Samstag, 11. Maerz 2000 15:30
> An: atgevol@...
> Betreff: [AtGen] 1890 Immigrants from Austria, Poland, and Galicia
> Austrian Genealogy Discussion Group
> Dear Sir or Madam,
> I am nearing the completion of my Index of 1890 NY Ship's Arrival
> Records of those who responded to the "citizenship" question
> as Poland,
> Austria, or Galicia. I still have not found my own grandparents so I
> will next begin the search of the 1891 ships. (The P.S. below is my
> standard addition to all look-up requests I get.) I am writing to you
> to see if you could direct me to the person who might be able to put
> this index up on your (or other) web-site.
> The total number of names will be about 45,000. The index is all on
> an Excel-98 spreadsheet, prepared on my Macintosh Powerbook
> G3 and saved
> on ZipDisks that I can send you. The fields are: First Name, Last
> Name, Soundex Code, Microfilm Number, Ship Name, Ship Number, Date of
> Arrival into NY, Line Number in the ship's record, and an abbreviation
> (w = with relatives, p = Poland, g = Galicia, d = deleted (did not
> sail), and m = misc. additional list (other than the main steerage one
> for the ship; often there were separate numbered lists for 1st class,
> for example)). The abbreviation field is left blank if the
> person was a
> citizen of Austria.
> I will probably be finished in a week or so. We will then
> be away on
> vacation for 2 weeks so it is possible that this will lead to
> a delay in
> my response to any emails of yours that arrive after March 20th.
> I also plan to print-out the index so that NARA patrons can
> use it in
> the search rooms in Pittsfield, New York, and Washington. I am not
> looking for any remuneration at all, just hoping this will be of
> interest to many genealogists. Similarly, I would only give
> it to those
> sites that would not charge for its use. Also, according to NARA, no
> copywriting will be possible.
> Thanks in advance for all your help. How should we proceed?
> Dr. Howard M. Relles
> P.S.: Explanation:
> While searching for my grandparents among 1890 immigrant ship's
> arrivals into New York (using the microfilmed records at the National
> Archives and Records Administration, NARA), I have been preparing an
> index of all of those who indicated that they were citizens
> of Austria,
> Poland, and Galicia; this index is now up to about 43,000 names. In
> about a month, I plan to put the completed index (should be
> about 45,000
> names) onto the Internet at several sites for everyone's free use.
> Subsequently, I am planning to do the same for the 1891 arrivals. (It
> may be of interest to you that the LDS, in conjunction with Ellis
> Island, is currently preparing a computerized list of all those (not
> just Austrian, Polish, and Galician citizens) who came through Ellis
> Island between 1892 and 1924. This will be a great boon to
> genealogists. Additionally, for your information if you are just
> beginning your search, indices of ship's arrivals already do exist at
> NARA: (a) 1897-1902 Alphabetic Index; and (b) 1902-1943 Soundex Index.
> These are only about 85-90% complete and are not on computer but they
> are still a wonderful source.