JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Castle Garden Web sites #general


Martin Fischer
 

Nancy Kendrick <adamsny@f2s.com> responded to a query >from Ida & Joseph
Schwarcz <idayosef@013.net> about Ida's parents' arrival in the U.S. in 1923
via Ellis Island. Ida recalled her parents speaking of "Kessel Gurten" as
the generic name for the arrival point in the U.S. among Yiddish speakers.

Nancy's response listed several interesting Web sites about the history of
Castle Garden, the immigrants' entry point into New York City prior to the
establishment of Ellis Island.

Nancy listed these Web sites:

Lower Manhatten Information:
http://www.lowermanhattan.info/history/didyouknow/castle_clinton_83528.asp

The Battery
http://www.thebattery.org/castle/

Ellis Island Immigrants.org
http://www.ellisislandimmigrants.org/ellis_island_history.htm

Castle Garden, 1855-1890, by Ruby Coleman
http://www.genealogytoday.com/columns/ruby/011117.html

I would like to add to that list a site that includes a free searchable
database of immigrants' arrivals >from 1830 through 1892 via Castle Garden:

http://castlegarden.org/

It is a useful site for researching arrivals of ancestors in New York City
before Ellis Island became the entry point.

Martin Fischer
Oak Park, Illinois, USA

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The Fischer and Levin family history Web site is at:
http://mefischer1.home.comcast.net/

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