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Re: Ellis Island - Arrival dates #general

barrychernick@...
 

Bev wrote:
The arrival date shows as MAY 21, 1895 when
the Hamburg list shows MAY 2, 1895.
The Ellis Island data is the arrival date The Hamburg list date is
probably the departure date >from Hamburg. So the dates are compatible.
Barry Chernick
Bellevue, WA


Delaware landing #general

judith reinsdorf <REINSDORFsearch@...>
 

One of my grandmothers landed in Delaware. She told me that her uncle
was a judge so she avoided Ellis Island.....

Judith Reinsdorf
Las Vegas, Nevada


Castle Garden and the Barge Office #general

Lebn@...
 

For more information about immigrant processing centers in New York,
namely Castle Garden and the Barge Office, try these two sites.

http://community-2.webtv.net/mpetzolt2/ellisisland/

http://germanroots.home.att.net/ellisisland/

Eleanor Bien
Fairfax, Virginia


Bialystok -- Poland or Russia? #general

happylady <happylady@...>
 

My grandmother Malke SKOLLNIK NOGACZ always said that Bialystok was Russia,
yet it is listed as Poland. Why is Bialystok listed as Poland and not
Russia or should I look in both countries.
Rhoda Gilbert


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Ellis Island - Arrival dates #general

barrychernick@...
 

Bev wrote:
The arrival date shows as MAY 21, 1895 when
the Hamburg list shows MAY 2, 1895.
The Ellis Island data is the arrival date The Hamburg list date is
probably the departure date >from Hamburg. So the dates are compatible.
Barry Chernick
Bellevue, WA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Delaware landing #general

judith reinsdorf <REINSDORFsearch@...>
 

One of my grandmothers landed in Delaware. She told me that her uncle
was a judge so she avoided Ellis Island.....

Judith Reinsdorf
Las Vegas, Nevada


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Castle Garden and the Barge Office #general

Lebn@...
 

For more information about immigrant processing centers in New York,
namely Castle Garden and the Barge Office, try these two sites.

http://community-2.webtv.net/mpetzolt2/ellisisland/

http://germanroots.home.att.net/ellisisland/

Eleanor Bien
Fairfax, Virginia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Bialystok -- Poland or Russia? #general

happylady <happylady@...>
 

My grandmother Malke SKOLLNIK NOGACZ always said that Bialystok was Russia,
yet it is listed as Poland. Why is Bialystok listed as Poland and not
Russia or should I look in both countries.
Rhoda Gilbert


Try Your Failed EIDB Name Searches Once More #general

HushLine <hushline@...>
 

There seems to be room for hope for those whose EIDB name searches have
resulted in disappointment. While doing a search just now (midnight
Wednesday 04/24 CDT), I noticed a new message in the "Alternate Spelling"
section. To wit: "The final version of the alternate name finding tool
will be in place shortly. We appreciate your patience while we continue
to upgrade the site." The alternate spelling feature has been suspended,
although "close matches" is still functioning. If this action is a result
of feedback such as has been posted in this group, then the administrators
of the site are to be credited with having a desire to make this the
excellent tool that we all seem to sense that it could be. Let's cross
our fingers.

Elissa Hunter
Chicago


Ellis Island Access: Best Time/Worst Time #general

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

It appears that the scales have tipped to the opposite direction regarding
gaining access to the Ellis Island database. For the past few days I have
found it difficult to access the site in the morning and have had little
difficulty using it at 11:00 p.m. New York time last night. In fact I used
it for about a half hour with few access problems.

Gary Mokotoff


EIDB success and not- SPUND/TIKOTZINSKI #general

Linda D. Epstein <lepstein@...>
 

Having not been able to get onto the EIDB, I tried to log on this past
Sunday morning (10am edt) and got on the first time. I registered and
everything!

And then I put in SPUND. No go. SHPUNT. No go. SHPUND. No go. Well, there
goes hope in finding my father's mother's family.

Then I put in TIKOTZINSKI. My father's father's family has been spelling
it TYCOTCHINSKY for many years, but having accessed some jewishgen
databases, I figure Tikotzinski is the way to go.

Yay! 2 hits!

Bigger Yay!: It is my grandfather and his sister who came over when they
were 10 and 13, respectively, >from Sokolka, Grodno. They were the
youngest of 8, and I cannot find the others through EIDB but it's
possible they didn't even come into Ellis Island, or maybe they came
under EPSTEIN. Hard to tell, so I keep trying. And they have a picture of
the ship, the Noordham. I have added those two people and ships to my
Saved Searches. Often I just like to go to the page of my grandfather's
and look at it to see he really did come over.

Every once in a while I try the site while at work. Sometimes I get on,
which surprises me since it's heavy Net traffic at that time. I just keep
hitting refresh when I get the famous page that says too much traffic,
and try again until I've exhausted all possibilities. Sometimes I can get
back on, sometimes I can't.

Don't give up hope. This is an amazing web site that could bring
wonderful results. I wasn't told anything new (except maybe an excerpt on
the ship that brought them over) but my aunt cried on the phone when I
told her her father was on that site. That was worth the effort.

Is anyone else having problems printing pages >from the site? I tried to
print the ship and it didn't line up next to the text. I tried to print
my grandfather's page to mail to my aunt and I can't print it. Is this
common for anyone else or is it just me?

Thanks for reading my story.

Linda D. Epstein -lepstein@...
TYKOTCHINSKY/EPSTEIN Sokolka, Grodno, then Elmira, NY
SPUND/MORRIS/SHAPIRO Minsk, Russia, then Washington, DC and Chicago, IL
WEINSTEIN Makow, Poland, (Lomza Gubernia) later Israel and NYC, US
SAFFIAN/SAFIAN Makow, Poland, (Lomza Gubernia) later LA, CA, NYC, US
BENJAMIN Russia, later Utica, NY
GROSSMAN Virdukla, Lithuania later Utica, NY
[sumname list edited to allowable six lines]


Ellis Island #general

Harry Zimmerman <JoelWire@...>
 

I have some exact dates with ship names. Does anyone know how I can put
in a ship name and have it print out the manifest. Perhaps in this way
I could check for an unusual misspelling of a name and find the person
I am looking for. Also, when you find a name and click onto it the system
does not allow you to pick the name of the ship that you want in the
passenger search profile. It only allows you to see the ones it has for
the names you have chosen. Any thoughts about how to manipulate this to
put in the name of the ship that you want. Finally I tried getting on at
10pm in California. Got on relativly easy but once I "plugged" in a name
I would get thrown off as they were trying to "find" my information. A
trick. Try putting in the first 3 letters of a name and then edit to name
gender and choose all the choices. This helps sometimes.

Good luck!
Sandy Zimmerman


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Try Your Failed EIDB Name Searches Once More #general

HushLine <hushline@...>
 

There seems to be room for hope for those whose EIDB name searches have
resulted in disappointment. While doing a search just now (midnight
Wednesday 04/24 CDT), I noticed a new message in the "Alternate Spelling"
section. To wit: "The final version of the alternate name finding tool
will be in place shortly. We appreciate your patience while we continue
to upgrade the site." The alternate spelling feature has been suspended,
although "close matches" is still functioning. If this action is a result
of feedback such as has been posted in this group, then the administrators
of the site are to be credited with having a desire to make this the
excellent tool that we all seem to sense that it could be. Let's cross
our fingers.

Elissa Hunter
Chicago


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Island Access: Best Time/Worst Time #general

Gary Mokotoff <mokotoff@...>
 

It appears that the scales have tipped to the opposite direction regarding
gaining access to the Ellis Island database. For the past few days I have
found it difficult to access the site in the morning and have had little
difficulty using it at 11:00 p.m. New York time last night. In fact I used
it for about a half hour with few access problems.

Gary Mokotoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EIDB success and not- SPUND/TIKOTZINSKI #general

Linda D. Epstein <lepstein@...>
 

Having not been able to get onto the EIDB, I tried to log on this past
Sunday morning (10am edt) and got on the first time. I registered and
everything!

And then I put in SPUND. No go. SHPUNT. No go. SHPUND. No go. Well, there
goes hope in finding my father's mother's family.

Then I put in TIKOTZINSKI. My father's father's family has been spelling
it TYCOTCHINSKY for many years, but having accessed some jewishgen
databases, I figure Tikotzinski is the way to go.

Yay! 2 hits!

Bigger Yay!: It is my grandfather and his sister who came over when they
were 10 and 13, respectively, >from Sokolka, Grodno. They were the
youngest of 8, and I cannot find the others through EIDB but it's
possible they didn't even come into Ellis Island, or maybe they came
under EPSTEIN. Hard to tell, so I keep trying. And they have a picture of
the ship, the Noordham. I have added those two people and ships to my
Saved Searches. Often I just like to go to the page of my grandfather's
and look at it to see he really did come over.

Every once in a while I try the site while at work. Sometimes I get on,
which surprises me since it's heavy Net traffic at that time. I just keep
hitting refresh when I get the famous page that says too much traffic,
and try again until I've exhausted all possibilities. Sometimes I can get
back on, sometimes I can't.

Don't give up hope. This is an amazing web site that could bring
wonderful results. I wasn't told anything new (except maybe an excerpt on
the ship that brought them over) but my aunt cried on the phone when I
told her her father was on that site. That was worth the effort.

Is anyone else having problems printing pages >from the site? I tried to
print the ship and it didn't line up next to the text. I tried to print
my grandfather's page to mail to my aunt and I can't print it. Is this
common for anyone else or is it just me?

Thanks for reading my story.

Linda D. Epstein -lepstein@...
TYKOTCHINSKY/EPSTEIN Sokolka, Grodno, then Elmira, NY
SPUND/MORRIS/SHAPIRO Minsk, Russia, then Washington, DC and Chicago, IL
WEINSTEIN Makow, Poland, (Lomza Gubernia) later Israel and NYC, US
SAFFIAN/SAFIAN Makow, Poland, (Lomza Gubernia) later LA, CA, NYC, US
BENJAMIN Russia, later Utica, NY
GROSSMAN Virdukla, Lithuania later Utica, NY
[sumname list edited to allowable six lines]


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ellis Island #general

Harry Zimmerman <JoelWire@...>
 

I have some exact dates with ship names. Does anyone know how I can put
in a ship name and have it print out the manifest. Perhaps in this way
I could check for an unusual misspelling of a name and find the person
I am looking for. Also, when you find a name and click onto it the system
does not allow you to pick the name of the ship that you want in the
passenger search profile. It only allows you to see the ones it has for
the names you have chosen. Any thoughts about how to manipulate this to
put in the name of the ship that you want. Finally I tried getting on at
10pm in California. Got on relativly easy but once I "plugged" in a name
I would get thrown off as they were trying to "find" my information. A
trick. Try putting in the first 3 letters of a name and then edit to name
gender and choose all the choices. This helps sometimes.

Good luck!
Sandy Zimmerman


Lithuanian Family-ViewMate 544 #general

rjgobi1@...
 

We are trying to identify the people in these photos. The one of the
4 young girls was taken in 1922. We have no idea re: the dates the
others were taken. These may be viewed at:

www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/VM544.html

Please respond privately. Thank you.

Rita Goodman
Ocean, NJ
rjgobi1@...
researching: PACK/HISCH/KAPLAN


EIDB servers to be increased #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear group,
Some good news, and some statistics about the EIDB.

The site received more than 25,000 hits per second when it opened last
week, and 26 million successful hits in the first 54 hours. No wonder we
had trouble getting through <g>!

Compaq, which provided the original equipment, is loaning the Ellis Island
Foundation 10 more servers to speed up searches. The spokesperson for the
foundation also reported that they're looking at long-term solutions for
access to their site.

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, GA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Lithuanian Family-ViewMate 544 #general

rjgobi1@...
 

We are trying to identify the people in these photos. The one of the
4 young girls was taken in 1922. We have no idea re: the dates the
others were taken. These may be viewed at:

www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/ALL/source/VM544.html

Please respond privately. Thank you.

Rita Goodman
Ocean, NJ
rjgobi1@...
researching: PACK/HISCH/KAPLAN


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen EIDB servers to be increased #general

Hilary Henkin <hilary@...>
 

Dear group,
Some good news, and some statistics about the EIDB.

The site received more than 25,000 hits per second when it opened last
week, and 26 million successful hits in the first 54 hours. No wonder we
had trouble getting through <g>!

Compaq, which provided the original equipment, is loaning the Ellis Island
Foundation 10 more servers to speed up searches. The spokesperson for the
foundation also reported that they're looking at long-term solutions for
access to their site.

Hilary Henkin
Atlanta, GA