*Re: ship manifests on computer #hungary

Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>

Not quite, I read at JewishGen that there is a joint effort going between
the Ellis Island authorities and the LDS to put those records on the
computer. Hundreds of volunteers have been recruited and they are working
on it. Of course, as you mention, translating handwriting is a very morose
task. I hope to be alive when all this is finished :)


at 30/10/98 - 03:45 -0200, Jordan Auslander wrote:

ALL ship manifests >from Ellis Island on computer at Ellis Island!?
Not quite (where did you here this?). All that you hear has to be taken
with a block of salt (especially when dealing with the internet). The
Ellis Island people would like to set up a machine readable index of
arrivals by simply scanning in capies of the manifests. I personally
gave them their reality check. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for it. But
we are dealing with, at best, microfilm copies most hand written. Don't
expect this to be available in this millenium.

Jordan Auslander

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