JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Examination at Ellis Island #general


Martin Jacobs <marjacobs1@...>
 

While we are on the subject of Ellis Island, does anyone know if first class
passengers were exempt >from the examinations and interrogations the other
passengers underwent? There is a story in my family that the family bought my
grandmother a first class ticket because she was sickly and they thought she
would not pass the medical exam. Yet she appears along with her (adult)
children (one of them my father) on the ship's manifest, and they were not, as
far as I know, first class passengers.

Martin Jacobs
Brooklyn, NY
JAKUBOVITS, FRIED >from Sobrance and Ubrez, Slovakia and Serednye, Ukraine;
PERKAL, FERKEL, KAPLAN >from Goworowo, Poland

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