JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: EIDB manifest notations #general


Carlos Glikson
 

Michael Kaplan wrote that

I once came upon a very nice posting on interpreting those handwritten
notations that occasionally show up on Ellis Island arrivals manifests. I
remember that they come about when someone applies for naturalization, but
there is a lot more.

Will someone please tell me where this information can be found.
Michael 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
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/

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"....
http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/aboutus/history/articles/NameEssay.html
and expands on the reasons not to take the responsibility of the famous
"clerk at Ellis Island" so literally...

Carlos Glikson

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