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From: "Gayle Struska" <>
Subject: Re: [NOR] Hello Everyone !
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 16:31:22 -0600
Girls, Have you ever tried to read some of those microfilms and
microfiches. I am sure if you have, you would be more appreciative of those
that spend their time transcribing them and putting them online.
I have done this, and in a couple of hours my head is going in circles
and my eye balls in the opposite direction.
I think this is a problem with writing and asking a courthouse or history
center to look something up for you and they don't find it. If you could be
there looking at those records, you would recognize something they can't
see...and, bingo! there it is. But, unfortunately, we just can't get to
all those places we'd like to go.
Happy researching. Gayle
> Hi Nancy,
> When Ellis Island first came online, it tooks me a long time to find my
> grandpa and his brother. The last name was transcribed wrong...so I had
> play around quite a bit with spellings. I finally found them and when I
> actually saw the handwritten surname I recognized it immediately. I
> couldn't believe the transcriber didn't see what I could see so plainly.
> You really should give us more information like his birthyear and where
> think his destination was. If he came through there, he will turn up for
> Nancy F.H.
> > Hi,
> > When a relative checked out Ellis Island for husband's grandfather, he
> > lots of
> > info, including the ship he arrived on... I wanted to know how it
> > so I tried
> > Husband's g'father.... Zilch.... Nada.... Nothing.... Ellis Island "Had
> > info on
> > him". It was like he didn't exist!
> > So, Ellis Island doesn't do much for me, either...
> > Not impressed with Ellis Island, either!
> > NancyT
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