JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: EIDB manifest notations #general
Michael Kaplan wrote that
I once came upon a very nice posting on interpreting those handwrittenMichael probably refers to the following JewishGen InfoFile:
A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations
by Marian L. Smith, Historian, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
with the assistance of Elise Friedman, Flora Gursky, and Eleanor Bien
It can be found in
There is an article by Marian Smith on a different topic, also very
interesting to genealogists, in the website of the U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS), in charge of services formerly provided by the
Immigration and Naturalization Service and now under the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS).
The article, "American Names / Declaring Independence" starts with one of
the typical name change stories atributed to "Ellis Island"....
and expands on the reasons not to take the responsibility of the famous
"clerk at Ellis Island" so literally...