Tag Archives: New York City

Tax Photographs of New York City Buildings

Matthew Bielawa told me about this when we were in New York City on 09 August 2009. Continue reading

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Approaching Ellis Island

All four of my grandparents were immigrants and all four entered the United States through Ellis Island. For that reason, the Ellis Island processing center holds special meaning for me as a significant location in my family history. Continue reading

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Lady Liberty in Passing

On my recent trip to the East Coast, a group of speakers from the 2009 Conference of the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast visited Ellis Island. As we passed the Statue of Liberty, I snapped this photo. Continue reading

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At Castle Garden

Before that, Castle Garden, operated by the State of New York, was used for processing immigrants, a function it performed from 1855 to 1890. Continue reading

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Grandfather's First Home in America

My grandfather, Michał Dańko, arrived at Ellis Island on the steamship the S.S. Zeeland on 07 Mar 1905. According to his passenger manifest, he was met by Isaac Flichtenfeld, a Jewish umbrella maker residing at 35 First Avenue in New York … Continue reading

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