Re: [S-R] What replaced Ellis Island?
- Thanks Bill.
My question came up because a friend whose father immigrated in 1932 said he came through Ellis Island. Which I doubted. It appears his father did arrive in NYC, but the real location will be harder to determine.
From: Bill Tarkulich
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [S-R] What replaced Ellis Island?
With regards to recordkeeping:
The USCIS (under the Dept. of Homeland Security) now control immigration
and record keeping
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis. The "Ellis island" records
digitization project were a one-time arrangement made between the former
INS and the Ellis island foundation. Immigration Records beyond 1924 are
not available to the general public. Records can be obtained by written
permission through the Freedom of Information Act via the USCIS genealogy
The FHL did microfilm subsequent immigration documents however until as
late as 1957. These are not digitally indexed. http://tinyurl.com/6e4doa
With regard to the actual port of entry:
With the advent of modern transportation methods, and the National Origins
Act which reduced the immigrant influx, the need for a physical port of
entry processing facility was greatly diminished. As such, there was no
"replacement" for the Ellis island facility.
I would refer you here for a background information.
On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 10:12:51 -0800, "Michael Mojher" <mgmojher@...>
> The Ellis Island website have records that are kept up to 1924. Ireplaced
> understand that is the last year it was used for immigration. What
> it? Can those records be accessed?[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Michael Mojher
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]