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Subject: Re: [TSL] Caserta, May 28, 1921
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 20:57:50 EST
In a message dated 12/22/00 6:43:00 PM, writes:
>There is no FHLC (LDS) microfilm for that year because the NARA did not
>film it. The FHL has acquired 99% of National Archives passenger
>I saved this from Smithindc: ALL immigration passenger lists for all
>ports dating to December 1982 are at the National Archives in . . .
Not exactly. The Philadelphia films after February 1921 are apparently the
1% of published National Archives microfilm that the LDS has not acquired.
The National Archives has published these Philadelphia records, though, and
the lists for May 1921 are on NARA publication T840, roll 142.
Second, NARA did not film any of the lists dating after 1892 (after 1897 for
New York). NARA simply received the microfilm, which is why we cannot blame
them for the film quality.
Third, NARA has far more film than it has published. There are more port
records still unpublished, and certainly the later (post-WW II) lists that
have not been published. And if it is not yet published it is not yet for
sale, so the LDS nor anyone else can acquire it.
The point is, of course, we only have access to the records that are
published, but we should not assume those are the only records in existence.
p.s., the Morton Allan Directory shows a May 29, 1921 arrival at New York for
the CASERTA. The dates is most likely a day or two off. The list should be
on NARA microfilm publication T715, but could be on any roll ranging from
roll #2973 to #2976 (if you are lucky).