Tag Archives: Immigration

The Alien Passenger Manifest of Joseph Dymek – 1921

Joseph [Józef] Dymek, son of Józef Dymek and Bronisława Gołaś arrived in the United States at New York on 16 February 1921 aboard the S.S. President Grant sailing from Danzig. The Alien Passenger Manifest of Joseph Dymek – 1921 SOURCE:  … Continue reading

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Józef Dymek Held for a Board of Special Inquiry – 1913

When Józef Dymek, son of Józef Dymek and Bronisława Gołaś, arrived in the United States at New York on 06 October 1913, he had to appear before a Board of Special Inquiry at Ellis Island before being allowed to finish … Continue reading

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The Alien Passenger Manifest of Józef Dymek – 1913

Józef Dymek, son of Józef Dymek and Bronisława Gołaś arrived in the United States at New York on 06 October 1913 aboard the S.S. Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm sailing from Bremen. Continue reading

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James Rawding Crosses the United States – Canada Border

While searching for the 1901 Canadian Census Record for John Rawding and his family, I came across several other records for this family.  In particular, I noticed that some of the family members traveled back and forth between Canada and … Continue reading

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Stefania Chmielewska Detained at Ellis Island

When Stefania Chmielewska arrived in New York, she was detained, rather than immediately admitted to the United States.  Various notations, such as an “X”, “D”, or “held” between columns 1 and 2, or in the name column on the passenger … Continue reading

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Stefania Chmielewska Arrives at Ellis Island

In her Naturalization Papers, Great Aunt Stephania couldn’t remember the ship on which she emigrated to the United States, although she stated that she arrived at New York from Bremen on September 16, 1901.  Two ships did arrive at New … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Quality of Great Aunt Mary's Records

After coming to a decision about how to define Original Source, Derivative Source, Primary Information, Secondary Information, Exact Image, and Original Record, it’s time to decide how some of the records I’ve collected on my Great Aunt Mary stack up. Birth … Continue reading

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Mary Golinski's Petition for Naturalization

Great Aunt Mary’s birthdate is either January 12, 1884 or March 12, 1887, depending on whether one consults the documents generated prior to her immigration or the documents generated after her arrival in the United States. One nagging question, however, is:  … Continue reading

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Great Aunt Mary’s Certificate of Arrival

I have been trying to learn when my Great Aunt Mary was born.  I have examined a number of sources and have learned the following: Marianna’s Birth and Baptismal Record, a Church Record from Poland, shows that her birth date was January … Continue reading

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John Jwanauski's Passenger Manifest

I had previously searched for John Jwanauski’s passenger manifest at the Ellis Island Records site and at Stephen Morse’s site without success.  I also couldn’t find his name by scrolling through all the pages of the manifest one-by-one.  Finally, I searched the Record of … Continue reading

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