[Admin] About Ellis Island database
- Please remember this is a list for researching relatives from the
former Austria-Hungary/Czechoslovakia/CZ and SR etc. While some
questions about emigration are fine and encouraged, I notice
while checking on the list today for the first time in awhile that
there are WAY too many questions/opinions on the Ellis Island
Please remember that this is a database transcribed by humans who
mistakes.. and according to the Television interviews with
on it, they admit it contains mistakes, ommissions and may not be
truly ready for nearly a month, so many people are unable to access
all the time. Please do not ask this list for help with this
situation... we can't help you. If you are having problems, contact
the email address given on the main page.
Also please remember that this database consists of years (except for
5) -already soundexed, microfilmed and available-. Is it more
convenient to use? Maybe, maybe not. But the point is, it's already
available to you, so if you have problems with the database, tehn use
In any case, please limit the discussion on this topic on the list.
you need further help with the site, contact them. Or join a list for
emigration or ship lists and ask there.
Information on the microfilms of this time of NY arrivals and how to
use them are on http://community.webtv.net/mpetzolt2/helpfulhints
I was also disappointed to see postings which argued about what to
call people and terminology...
Please remember the limits and rules of this list. Thank you.