Bits and Pieces #ukraine
I have gleaned the following information >from the BelarusSIG and
GaliciaSIG digests. Ordinarily we don't reprint material, but
this information is special so I took the liberty of extracting it.
Issie Fine, >from the Belarus SIG recently visited Halifax,
Nova Scotia's Pier 21. This is the site whre most of the immigrants
to Canada >from 1928 to 1971 arrived and is now a Museum. Mr. Fine
calls it "Canada's equivalent to Ellis Island."
They have a resource center where a member of the staff was able to
locate his father on a database and he was able to obtain a copy of the
original immigration manifest >from the microfilm.
Their website is pier21.ns.ca
For those of you who may be intrested in ordering tapes >from the
wonderful sessions at the Toronto Conference - the website is
Having been there, I can attest to the fact that the speakers were
all wonderful. The information was presented in a clear and concise
manner and the Q & A afterwards was quite thought provoking.
Enter Stephen Morse.......... who seems to be on a mission to
make life a whole lot easier for us 'computer potatoes'...........
and to whom we all owe a great big THANK YOU!
(This would be a good time to show our JewishGen-erosity
by making a donation in his honor).
He and another computer genius >from Switzerland, Yves Goulnik
have incorporated the ability to sort the text version of a manifest by
line numbers. Their program intercepts the text manifest that the
Ellis Island site sends back and re-sorts it so that the passengers
are in the right order.
Keep in mind - - this only works if you access the text manifest
starting >from Steve's blue (Jewish Passenger) search form.
This website <http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/index.jsp>
contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia,
originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia,
recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000
articles and illustrations. However, there is still some very important
information to be found there.
Freya Blitstein Maslov
Morton Grove, IL