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From: Debbie <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] Ellis Island Database
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 13:43:36 -0500
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I was "kind of" looking up info for someone else. I think if I have to
use the manifests from those years I'll rent from LDS or visit my NARA.
It just takes too stinkin' long to go through all that simply because
Ellis Island Web site refuses correct the problems.
Mary Kay Anderson wrote:
> I have also found that a high percentage (85%) of manifests for the early
> years do not correspond with the on-line image. I did something similar
> searching for BRZOZOWSKI from 1892 - 1900. In every case, I was able to
> find the entry by going through the time consuming process of paging through
> the manifest (sometimes as many as 8 pages ahead). Just make sure the ship
> name doesn't change from the ship your ancestor is supposed to be on as you
> page forward or backward.
> Mary Kay in Macomb Township