Dubin, David M. MD
After a long wait I recently got my grandfather's "first papers" listing his
arrival on the ship "Vaderland" on August 4 (boarding? in Antwerp) or August 10
(disembarking? in New York), 1908. however, his name does not appear on the Ellis
Island website, yet the Vaderland manifest >from August 31, 1908 is on the website.
(No, my grandfather with the unfortunately common name of Isidore KATZ, born 1889
in Pultusk, Poland, does not appear in the index at all.)
1- is it possible that the Vaderland made 2 crossings in one month?
2- is it possible that the manifest >from one voyage is not listed on the website,
yet the next, a few weeks later, appears?
3- if the answers to both 1 & 2 are "yes," how might i find the manifest, thereby
finding his mother's info (they came together according to family lore)?
Thank you all.
researching: LINK, GESTETNER, KATZ (Pultusk, Poland), WEISSTUCH, HALPERN
(Vladimir Volynski, Ukraine), & more