Steven Chall <steven.chall@...>
This thread originated >from Lee Iacocca's comments on Good Morning
I am including a snippet of the original response I received >from Peg
Zitko at the Ellis Island PR departmet, my followup and her most recent
reply. It would also appear that, for genealogists, this will be far
from a primary source of documentation. Of course, any lead is worthfollowing.
I must confess that I still do not understand the value of a "private
file" on the Ellis Island system.
613 Steven Chall in Minneapolis, MN =[;-)
SNIP<<Sorry for the misunderstanding, but you will not be able to changeI asked:ships' manifest info in the database. What was meant to be communicated
Does this mean I will be able to add data about my grandparents (alreadyPeg responded:
It does mean you will be able to open a file on your grandparents and add
certain information that you may have. It would be a new file, or
expanded file, because the Wall database only includes the honoree's name
and country of origin.
You would be able to add year of entry, port of departure, ship name,
etc., if you knew it. We do believe most people would want to have the
file for public use, but there may be those who don't, and we will
accommodate their wishes as well.