JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen processing of passengers by class at Ellis Island #general

Jonina Duker <jonina.duker@...>

Per Ira Wolfman's Do People Grow on Family Trees? Genealogy for Kids and
Other Beginners page 57 if there were no infectious diseases on the
steamer arriving for Ellis Island, the first and second class passengers
were asked questions and given a physical exam in their cabins and those
who passed both tests were admitted without having to go to Ellis Island.

There was no information about how class-of-passage made a difference to
the earlier Castle Garden arrivals.

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