Record of Detained Alien Passengers #general


Jeff at SG
 

I found my wife's grandmother on a passenger arrival list called "Record
of Detained Alien Passengers". She was 14 at the time traveling alone.

The form is hard to make out clearly. On the column titled
".... of detention" it says 'to be called for'

and in the next column whose title I cannot make out it gives her
brother's name and address in NYC.

Questions:
1) is there a blank form I can download to read what the column titles are?

2) I always assumed that detained passengers would be passengers with
health issues. Could it be that she was detained only because her
brother was not there to pick her up or would there have to be another
reason? Where could I find out more?

Thanks.

Jeff Malka


gitty2@att.net
 

Hi. My husband's grandmother's was detained for 3 days in 1903. Ellis
Island will tell the reason in passenger list manifest. Give name of
ship and search all links with the name you have. Our grandma was held
up because grandpa was late.
Gert Lord
Yel Spgs Ohio

On Jul 17, 2010, Jeff Malka wrote:
I found my wife's grandmother on a passenger arrival list called "Record of
Detained Alien Passengers"...Where could I find out more?


Susan&David
 

The Detained Aliens List was for people who had passed immigration inspection
and were admitted to the US. Young people unaccompanied by an adult were
detained as a matter of course until a relative came to pick them up. I think
the age was 16 or younger, the age probably changing over time. As a protective
measure, a woman traveling alone or with young children would have to be even
older to be allowed into the city unaccompanied. Adult detained aliens would
often be held until a relative telegraphed funds for a ticket to their next
destination. Aliens with minor health issues could also be detained until their
illness had passed.
See: http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/detained/

The columns on the form were Name, Group & Number (cross reference to the manifest
page where they were listed) Number of aliens (could be a family),Cause of
Detention, and Disposition. The next three columns were the name or initials of
the inspector who discharged them, and the date and time of discharge. The last
three columns were the number of meals served while detained; breakfast, dinner,
supper.

There was also a List of Aliens Held for Board of Special Inquiry for people that
had not passed inspection. They had a hearing to determine if they were to be
admitted or deported. This was where more severe health matters, as well as many
others were at issue. For more complete information See:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/bsi/

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 7/17/2010 1:07 PM, jeffmalka wrote:
I found my wife's grandmother on a passenger arrival list called
"Record of Detained Alien Passengers"...

Questions:
1) is there a blank form I can download to read what the column titles are?
2) I always assumed that detained passengers would be passengers with health
issues. Could it be that she was detained only because her brother was not
there to pick her up or would there have to be another reason? Where could
I find out more?


David Oseas <doseas{nospam}@...>
 

Jeff Malka wrote regarding records of detained alien passengers:

Questions:
1) is there a blank form I can download to read what the column titles are?
The column in question is "Disposition". See this link for more info:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Manifests/detained/

2) I always assumed that detained passengers would be passengers with
health issues. Could it be that she was detained only because her brother
was not there to pick her up or would there have to be another reason?
Where could I find out more?
It was common for children traveling alone and for women unaccompanied by male
companions to be held until a male relative picked them up. See the above link
for a bit more info.

-David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York
KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER: Odessa, Ukraine > New York
SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania > New York > Los Angeles
WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles


Odeda Zlotnick
 

All females traveling alone, regardless of age, were detained until picked
up by a male. Minors were detained too. If you found her on a detention
list, you should be able to find her name on the ship's passenger list as
well -- possibly under different spelling. That would give you another
chance at finding who she was traveling to .

Odeda Zlotnick