Re: Israel PICKHOLZ #general

debjkay <debjkay@...>

Try contacting HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, that helped arrange
many of the immigrations to this country (and still does). They have a
search they will conduct and may be able to tell you more. This is how my
grandmother was able to document her arrival in 1917 when she applied for
Social Security in the 1960's. Website is

Debra Kay
Simi Valley, Ca

P.S. Where did you find the original mention of the immigration? Is it
possible that a number was read wrong? I went "off-track" in reading the
indices when I mistook an "8" for a "6", so I would check.

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Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2000 12:31 PM
Subject: Israel PICKHOLZ

I'm at a loss for what to do. I need help desperately.

In searching the immigrations records in Phila., I came across an Israel
Pickholz, age 21, nationality n.g., occupation n.g., ship Sicilian, 1905.
No other information is shown on the card. Research has shown this ship
never came to Phila. in 1905 as the records for Phila. show. The NARA
cannot find him as a passenger during that year in any East Coast port on
the Sicilian. I've tried not only the Sicilian but the Sicilian Prince
and the Sicila, no results.

What can I do? Where do I go?

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