Ellis Island Web Site
- Dear Group:
Several people have posted with frustrations trying to use the Ellis Island
Web Site. As many of us have found out, patience is the key. Seems that all
of our pent-up demand for immigration records really overloaded the site.
Hopefully the administrators will correct access problems very soon. I recall
that that similar problems existed with the LDS site. Let's support the web
site in a positive spirit and forego negativity that has been running through
our S-R list - OK?
Now, for some positive news! I too found that using the EIR site late at
night or early morning works the best. I located records for my grandmother
and great-grandmother when they came to America in 1901. I found the ship
name, port-of-departure, and date of arrival. Interesting to me is that my
great-grandfather came over a year earlier (I found his records also). Family
lore was that they came over together - apparently that was not the case. I
have been searching for this information for two years and now I found it,
thanks to the EIR web site!
Here is a question to the group: records for my other great-grandparents
were not found on the EIR site. I know that my other great-grandmother came
as a single woman under her maiden name (Anna Majirsky) in 1892, but she may
have entered through Canada. Are there databases available to search Canadian
immigration records in the 1890-1892 timeframe?
My great-grandfather (Janos Medvecz) came in 1890, but I don't know if he
came through NY or Canada. Any recommendations on where to search?
Philip (Medvecz) Baer
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