JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Island codes for Aliens held for Special Enquiry #general

Malcolm Courtney <malcolm.courtney@...>

My great grandparents were held at Ellis Island for Special Enquiry. I have
established that LPC means 'likely public charge'. However, what I cannot
find out is what 'cert 4' (in the column headed "Cause of Detention") means,
despite extensive searches. I realise that 'cert' probably refers to a medical
certificate, but am assuming the '4' is a specific code referring to some form
of medical condition. Is anyone able to enlighten me please? The answer might
help me, in a number of ways. Thank you.

Geraldine Courtney

Resraching STEINCHAUER (& derivations), GAUSZA Poland;
MARK, KLINK, YACOBSON Prussia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania

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