Re: Ellis Island Records are a specific abbreviated index -not the actual
WOW! I had no idea! They looked so real to me..... but what do I know.
I do not live near a reliable FHC. Is there another way I could get these
I don't quite understand, the items you listed below, would I need to order
all of these? I don't really think I have enough time left to go through all
those! All 8,892 rolls! yikes!
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Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2001 2:34 AM
Subject: Re: [S-R] Help needed reading online ancestor's passenger
> You may or may not be aware that the Ellis Island Records are
> actually a specific abbreviated index and are not the actual
> ship's manifests.
> Since you have the date of arrival (March 23 , 1900) and ship name
> you might want to rent your ship's manifest microfilm for Volumes
> 182 from the local LDS-Mormon FHC and review it for your surname's
> replies to the manifest's 30 Questions which can
> provide more information.
> PLs NYC 1897-1957 on 8,892 rolls
> Roll 109 Volumes 182-183 Beginning Dates March 23, 1900
> The "Darmstadt" was a Norddeutscher Lloyd [North German Lloyd] vessel
> sailing the Bremen to New York route.
> German ships sailing from Bremen and Hamburg were known for their poor
> handwriting in the ship's manifests.
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