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Re: [S-R] What replaced Ellis Island?

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  • Michael Mojher
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 30, 2008
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      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
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [S-R] What replaced Ellis Island?


      Michael,

      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
      program http://tinyurl.com/6jt9w8

      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.
      http://www.cyndislist.com/ellis.htm

      Regards,

      Bill

      On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 10:12:51 -0800, "Michael Mojher" <mgmojher@...>
      wrote:
      > The Ellis Island website have records that are kept up to 1924. I
      > understand that is the last year it was used for immigration. What
      replaced
      > it? Can those records be accessed?
      > Michael Mojher
      >
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