Re: Records for Ellis Island deportations #records

Wendy Griswold

Years ago I wrote to Homeland Security (was it INS then?) asking if they had anything on my mother's uncle, who was rejected at Ellis Island in 1906. They referred me to the US archives, and told me exactly what file to ask for, and its location. What I got was a miracle: the record of the hearing on his appeal of deportation. A treasure trove of information. I am told that very few of them survived.

Kind regards,
Wendy Griswold
Jupiter FL.

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