After more than a year of searching in vain for Ellis Island records of
my grandmother and her first child, the manifest that had been
unavailable has now been opened. My grandmother, Feige Leah Abelovitz
(listed on the records as Fedge Abelovitz) and her young daughter Rochel
(aged 36 months or 3 years, six months - mistakenly listed as 36 years),
arrived at Ellis Island on the Kroonland on April 12, 1906. The mother
was admitted, but the child was listed as *Died in Hospital*. The
manifest does not indicate which hospital. I would like to find the
records for Hoffman Island and Swinburn Island, so that I can discover
more about my little aunt. I have read the Rafael Guber article, *When
Genealogists Read History, Part 2* (Ancestry Magazine, May/June 1997).
If he or anyone else who has additional info about these two islands would
contact me, perhaps I could find out where Rochel is buried, or if she was
cremated. Searches are also being made of the three cemeteries where
most of those who died in hospital were apparently buried.
Thanks in advance to all.