Question of where immigrants were processed between 1897 fire at Ellis Island and reopening of immigration center a few years later at the end of 1900 #usa


Johanna
 

It's my understanding that Castle Garden was closed in 1890 and that in 1892, immigrants were then processed through Ellis Island.  Where were the immigrants processed after the 1897 Ellis Island Fire, up until the time of the re-opening of the immigration center in 1900?
Thanks in advance!
Johanna Pertuis


David Oseas
 

While the Ellis Island building was being rebuilt, immigrants were processed at the Battery Park Barge Office (lower Manhattan).

Regards,
David Oseas


Ancestry Mail
 

During this time while the Ellis Island building was being rebuilt and immigrants were processed at the Battery Park Barge Office (lower Manhattan), do the manifests or other records of each immigrant's immigration experience exist today?   Or were these manifests/records burned in the fire or otherwise lost?  

Are these immigration manifests/records available at stevemorse.org or another website/database?   

At stevemorse.org, exactly which search form/link would I use to view the immigration records at the Battery Park Barge Office  During this time while the Ellis Island building was being rebuilt.

Thank you.
Sarah Cohen

On Sun, Sep 18, 2022 at 10:26 PM David Oseas via groups.jewishgen.org <doseas=yahoo.com@...> wrote:
While the Ellis Island building was being rebuilt, immigrants were processed at the Battery Park Barge Office (lower Manhattan).

Regards,
David Oseas


Sherri Bobish
 

Sarah,

If they arrived at the port of NY the records are not separated by whether they landed at Castle Garden, the Barge Office or Ellis Island, but rather by the year they arrived.

Steve Morse has a wonderful search portal that covers 1820 to 1957 arrivals at the port of NY.
https://stevemorse.org/ellis2/elliswhite.html

Also, keep in mind that people landed at many other ports in The U.S., and many landed in Canada and than crossed to The U.S., and also there are Eastern European arrivals from Mexico into The U.S.

Searches for many of these ports are at www.stevemorse.org and www.familysearch.org

Ancestry.com also has databases of manifests from many U.S. ports.  Ancestry, however, is a subscription site, although many public libraries offer free access to Ancestry on their computers.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

Searching:
RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala, Lith.); LEFFENFELD / FINK / KALTER (Daliowa & Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BLEIWEISS (Tarnow & Tarnobrzeg, Pol.); WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.); SOLON / SOLAN / SOKOLSKY (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / BLUMENKRANZ / APPEL / WEINER / ROSENBERG (Vysoko-Litovsk, Brest, Biala Podlaska)


David Oseas
 

Warren Blatt addressed this topic in post #429602 (https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main/message/429602 ) -- some E.I. administrative records were destroyed in the fire, but no passenger manifests were lost.

New York passenger manifests, whether Castle Garden, Ellis Island or the Barge Office are typically put into a single collection on the popular genealogy websites, so a NY passenger search should include all of the records.

On Steve's site, the Gold form is the best one for NY passengers arriving between 1892 and 1924.
 
Regards,
David Oseas

Researching:
HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York;  KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
KRONOWITH:
Hungary > New York;  OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SHEKTER: Kishinev, Bessarabia > New York;  SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania > New York > Los Angeles
STRUL:  Iasi, Romania > Haifa, Israel;  WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles