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Detained Passengers and the Board of Special Inquiry

The Passenger Arrival Manifests that listed Antoni Siborowski and his family showed that several of the passengers were detained or held for review by a Board of Special Inquiry.  Why were these actions taken?  The passengers listed on lines 1-3 … Continue reading

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A New Look at Immigrant Passenger Manifests

Many people have found the Passenger Arrival Manifests for their Immigrant Ancestors on the Ellis Island Records site.  I have found the Passenger manifests for all of my grandparents and several other relatives.  Only recently, however, have I started to take … Continue reading

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Finding the Ancestral Village of the Skowronskis

A few days ago, I showed the World War II Selective Service Registration Cards for Alexander and Paul Skowronski.  Yesterday, I showed the Ellis Island Passenger Manifest for the same two brothers.  Today, I have the World War I Selective … Continue reading

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Alexander Skowronski and the S.S. Graf Waldersee

When the Ellis Island Records database first came online several years ago, I rapidly found the passenger manifest for my grandfather Michael Danko, but had difficulty finding the manifest for my grandmother Mary Danko, who arrived a few years later.  … Continue reading

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Mary Danko in the 1910 Census

I had searched for my Great Aunt Mary in the 1910 US Federal Census without much luck. Much to my surprise Barbara Poole, who contributed a GuestBlog on May 20, found the record! Continue reading

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Marianna and the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria

From the 1920 and 1930 US Federal Census Records, I discovered that my Great Aunt Mary immigrated in either 1909 or 1910.  A search of the Ellis Island Passenger Lists reveals a Marianna Danko who arrived at Ellis Island in 1909 … Continue reading

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The Certificate of Arrival

My grandfather, Kostanty Niedzialkowski, filed his Declaration of Intention to become a citizen of the United States in 1917.  The Declaration was required by the Act of January 29, 1795. A few years before Kostanty arrived in the United States, immigration … Continue reading

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Konstanti Arrives at Ellis Island

My maternal grandfather, Konstanti Niedziałkoski (who later in life spelled his name Kostanty Niedzialkowski) left his home in the Russian Partition of Poland and set off for a new life in America.  From what I have learned about the process, … Continue reading

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Passenger Departure Records

The ancestors of most Americans were immigrants, and many immigrated in the late 19th or early 20th century through Ellis Island.  Since the publication of Passenger Manifests on the Ellis Island website, many Americans have found the Immigration Records of … Continue reading

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Grandfather and the Umbrella Maker

My grandfather, Michael Danko, immigrated to the US from his native town of Nienadowa, Galicia, Austria-Poland when he was 27 years old. Continue reading

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