Re: Was there an age rule for children traveling with mother to Ellis Island in 1913? #usa #general


According to Susan Weinberg in her IAJGS 2022 Conference lecture on immigration, in 1907 the US Government restricted entrance of people with physical and mental defects and also anyone with tuberculosis.  They also required that a child either travel with an adult or have one waiting for him/her upon arrival.  Is there a Special Inquiry record for your people?  There might be something on that to indicate a potential issue.

Marlise Gross
Cherry Hill, NJ

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