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Name: Marjorie Guindon <marjorieguindon499@msn.com>
Date: 2014-04-08
Comments:
Ellis Island Quarantine looking for Passenger List
from Ireland to Port Maine May 16, 1913
Boat CYMRIC US ATLANTIC PORTS
Looking for Frank Javes
And a Death Certificate if available
Would have arrived with Son Walter Javes and Daughter May Javes and Possibly Rachel Carolyn Powell-Frank Javes Wife.
Thankyou you in advance would be much appreciated.

 

Name: Pat Lowe <patgenl@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-08-12
Comments:
Very informative. I had no idea that they had a separate island for those quarantined.
 

Name: Phil Vecchio <phil29v@aol.com>
Date: 2013-08-12
Comments:
Hello, I'm trying to find any records for Hoffman Island in and around 1930. According to the 1930 Census, my Grandmother was employed on Hoffman Island as an Attendant. I would like to find any records as to her tenure and living situation around this time period. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Name: Lisa Sullivan Taisey <gaelicngarlik@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-07-22
Comments:
Came across this wonderful and informative site by accident while looking for info on why my ancestors were detained. Spent hours looking and reading and want to thank you for such a great site. Lisa
 

Name: Margaret L Reed <MReed99439@verizon.net>
Date: 2013-02-04
Comments:
Quarantine---

I am facinated with your web site and the information on it. My mother was a nurse on Ellis Island, Hoffman Island, and Swinburne Island around 1920. I was wondering if you know of a bibliography that may have books of information re these islands in 1920? thank you

 

Name: Margaret L Reed <MReed99439@Verizon.net>
Date: 2013-02-04
Comments:
My mother Margaret Connolly worked as a R.N. on Ellis Island and Hoffman's Island and Swinburne Island around 1920. She worked there after being in the AEForces in WW I.
 

Name: Jill Robinson <jill.w.robinson@verizon.net>
Date: 2012-06-12
Comments:
There is incorrect information on your site about the arrival information of Rosa Braunstein.
She arrived on the SS Ryndam, sailing from Rotterdam, which arrived in NY on 28 Dec 1909. She was from Birlad, Roumania and traveling with her mother, Wittel Braunstein; her siblings, Isaac and Yetta Braunstein; and her cousins, Victoria and Jacob.

 

Name: Suzanne Smith Cranford <sidewalk1965@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-30
Comments:
This is sthe first website I have visited about Ellis Island. I really like it.
 

Name: Sherri Venezia <sher@omsoft.com>
Date: 2012-01-04
Comments:
HI:

My great uncle, Jacob Rothenberg, arrived with his mother and siblings at Ellis Island on the Noordam on July 31, 1906. However, he never arrived in NYC where the father (my gr grandfather) came to get the family. Did he die on Ellis Island at Hoffman or Swinburne Islands? How can I discover what happened to him and where he might be buried? If he was sent back to Euorpe, where would this be listed? Is there a register for those who had a communicable disease or died en route in 1906? Thanks so much!

 

Name: Margrethe Horlyck-Romanovsky <MargretheHR@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-08
Comments:
This site has been an awesome starting point for a research project I am embarking on.
I am a doctoral student in public health in New York City, and I have become very interested in the history of Hoffman and Swinburne Islands in the context of the innovative approach to infectious disease and the public policies and investments made at the time. I would LOVE to speak with you about it.
In the meantime thank you for gathering all these amazing resources.

 

Name: Steve Goldberg <sig@actcom.co.il>
Date: 2011-08-31
Comments:
My great, great grandfather arrived at Ellis Island on March 21, 1894 and died shortly thereafter. He may have died in quarantine. I would like to do a search like you did from the above date onwards of deaths at the 2 quarantine hospitals. How do I go about it? Where are the records you used?
 

Name: Jeff Swinbourne <Crabbyswin@Gmail.com>
Date: 2011-05-01
Comments:
Love the site found out about Swinburne Ilsland from a freind. I told him I would love to find info on my dad who was an orphane in the city. I was checking out some info on Swinburne Island and found it funny that the mans name was Dr. John Swinburne. My dads name was John Swinbourne middle name was Ignatius not shore if I have the spelling rite. Can you tell me where I would be able to fined more info I do not have much info at all so every where I look is a dead end. All I know is I was told he came from an orphanage in Long Island and it burned to the ground with all the filles. Can you help me at all?

Jeff Swinbourne

 

Name: Terri Tyrrell <Tyrrell55@aol.com>
Date: 2011-04-22
Comments:
My great great grandfather was a stevedore at Quarantine. He caught yellow fever and died there. Are there any records you know of from 1879 when he died? I can't find anything except newspaper articles about him. His name is John Hennessey (sometimes written as Hennessy). This site has given me more information about Swinburne than I found anywhere else. !!!
 

Name: Linda Davanzo <stormy776@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-03-08
Comments:
Thank you for your great work.My grandmother came here from
Sweden in 1908. She was 18 years old and I always thought
how brave she was to come here by herself. She married,
had 2 children and lived to the age of 83. She lived with
us and I always regreted not asking her more questions about her experience on her arrival at Ellis Island.
It's sad to see all the children that died in quarantine &
to their families that had to leave them behind.
Thank you again.

 

Name: Raymond Weisling <zetalink.ray@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-06
Comments:
It was interesting to see the data for the child who would have been my uncle. There is an error in the age, however. Jacob Weisling/Weiszling was 4 years old but the second data from the passenger manifest lists him as under one year old, which I believe was wrong. I knew about this death from occasional mention of the quarantine by my father, who was the Janos (John Weisling) listed in the notes. Anyway, it is interesting to see more then just a note on the Ellis Island manifest.

Good work. Thanks.
Raymond Weisling, an immigrant in Indonesia in 2011.

 

Name: Mike Svec <mtsvec@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-11-29
Comments:
Very useful but I want to know more! My grandmother arrived Dec 28 1911 at the age of 5. On the ship record has a stamp that she was released from the hospital. Her 11 month old brother Josef Kostrzak had a stamp that he died in the hospital. Beside the ancestry.com records, are there other records (online or, gasp, on paper) that might help me find out more about Josef Kostrzak's death and burial? Thanks.
Mike

 

Name: Jay Sherwood <jl_sherwood@telus.net>
Date: 2010-11-27
Comments:
Hello,
Thank you for your website. It is very informative. I was searching for a person that I thought died in quarantine. I used the search the database and located her. This person was a girl 6 years old who died in 1907. As described in your website circumstances were different than in the 1909-1911 time that is your focus. I found them in Kings which meant they must have been sent to a hospital there since this.
It must have been very sad for families to bring a child with them and have them die like that. This was the couple's only child. The father had already immigrated and was in Seattle when the mother and daughter came.
Regards,
Jay Sherwood

 

Name: Jennifer C. <bogey2008@live.com>
Date: 2010-11-20
Comments:
Thank you for your work on this site. I am learning a lot!
 

Name: harry Zinski <hzeek1@yahoo.com.>
Date: 2010-09-26
Comments:
After I read my write-up I realized I forgot to mention that Harry didnt live long after this.I hope this keeps his spirit alive as well as others.Thank You Harry
 

Name: harry Zinski <hzeek1@yahoo.com.>
Date: 2010-09-26
Comments:
I am very happy to read something like this .Everyone is entitled to a past.I didnt realize mine until I recently looked into the Ellis Island records.I since have learned that I had a great-aunt along with a great uncle I never knew.I also found out that she probably bore a child named Harry at Ellis Island.The unbelievable part is that my name is Harry.Maybe thats why I found out.Thanks for all the hard work you have done.
 

Name: Claire Small <claireesmall@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-08-24
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? no
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? no
Comments:
Ellis Island photos

I'm trying to source a photo of people landing at Ellis Island- It appears to be from The Forgotten of Ellis Island
Deaths in Quarantine, 1909-1911 Photo Gallery for Quarantine Station and Ellis Island
Quarantine Sketches From a Brochure Published by the Maltine Company of Brooklyn, NY

Do you own the rights to this or alternatively could you point me in the right direction to find out

Thanks and i look forward to hearing from you
Kind Regards
Claire

Claire Small
claireesmall@hotmail.com



 

Name: Layna Adams <layna@consolidated.net>
Date: 2010-05-28
Comments:
Website looks great, just sorry that I didn't find that many of the Lamb or Nichols family.
 

Name: Alix Perry <aperry35@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2010-05-16
Comments:
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the Forgotten of Ellis Island.
 

Name: Selenia Sharma <Espana66@aol.com>
Date: 2010-03-24
Comments:
Kathy it's Cookie, i went on the site to read what you wrote. this is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
 

Name: Rob Miller <gw-Miller5952@escapedemail.com>
Date: 2009-12-14
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? http://www.none.com
Comments:
Cool site.
 

Name: Evelyn Morrison <evelyn_morrison@comcast.net>
Date: 2009-12-08
Comments:
Great job, Cathy! Thank you!
Evelyn

 

Name: Jim <j4x2007@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-11-16
Comments:
Great site. I particularly enjoyed the links to the Roots Television series.
 

Name: sophia matis <sophitsa@windowslive.com>
Date: 2009-09-10
Comments:
bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Name: dartiuliuse <werarawera@nautilus.com>
Date: 2009-06-17
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? JHLVXNXHZyMNtk
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? poMTeYvloGjDyJZBRj
Comments:
Nice site. Thank you
 

Name: ar4ebald <bclinton@whitehouse.gov>
Date: 2009-06-14
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? ltuanlkPlCLad
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? xVdcbbunjVxOjt
Comments:
Very good site. Thanks!!,
 

Name: Joan Wielgus <peekaboobrat@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-05-02
Comments:
Thanks for your work
 

Name: Gwendolyn Cresswell <winnie7391@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-04-22
Comments:
I am glad so see that I did not find my great grandfathers name or even his wife on the forgotten list. It at least lets me know they were alive when they came here and moved to Pittsburgh. They were Franz,Catarina,William,Anna,Theadore,and Barbara Muller now Mueller
 

Name: Jennifer <jenndouglas1@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-01-26
Comments:
Like the site
 

Name: Lorene Schertzl <schertzl@verizon.net>
Date: 2008-11-16
Comments:
me: Michael Andradokris

Info found on Death Certificate located at NYC Municipal Archives
Year filed: 1910 Reel No. 13 Certificate No. 371
Age at Death: 19 Years, 0 Months, 0 Days
Country of Birth: Crete Date of Arrival: 14-Mar-1910
Place of Death: Swinburne Island Date of Death: 20-Mar-1910
No. of days in USA: 4 Number of days in Hospital: 3
Cemetery where buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Queens
Notes/Comments: Immigrant

On searching for the Passenger Arrival Manifest, the following was found:
Name: Not Found Yet
Ethnicity: Gender: Marital Status
Place of Residence:
Date of Arrival: Age on Arrival:
Ship Name: Port of Departure:
Comments:


From Ancestry

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: MichaŽl Andredakis
Arrival Date: 18 Mar 1910
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Piraeus, Greece
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Greek
Ship Name: Patris
Search Ship Database: View the Patris in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Greece
Line: 21
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_1432
Birth Location: Greece
Birth Location Other: crete camissiana
Page Number: 42

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_1432; Line: 21; .

 

Name: Lorene Schertzl <schertzl@verizon.net>
Date: 2008-11-14
Comments:


Name: Nathos-Christina Allerman

Info found on Death Certificate located at NYC Municipal Archives
Year filed: 1910 Reel No. 12 Certificate No. 13-0
Age at Death: 3 Years, 0 Months, 0 Days
Country of Birth: Syria Date of Arrival: 29-Dec-1909
Place of Death: Swinburne Island Date of Death: 2-Jan-1910
No. of days in USA: 5 Number of days in Hospital: 4
Cemetery where buried: Woodland Cemetery, Staten Island
Notes/Comments: Immigrant

On searching for the Passenger Arrival Manifest, the following was found:
Name: Not Found Yet
Ethnicity: Gender: Marital Status
Place of Residence:
Date of Arrival: Age on Arrival:
Ship Name: Port of Departure:
Comments:
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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Pastoli Calminie
Arrival Date: 29 Dec 1909
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race≠/Nationality: Syrian
Ship Name: Madonna
Search Ship Database: Search the Madonna in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Turkey
Line: 9
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_1395
Birth Location: Turkey
Birth Location Other: halep
Page Number: 58



Source Citation: Year: 1909; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_1395; Line: 9; .

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data:

 

Name: Lorene Schertzl <schertzl@verizon.net>
Date: 2008-11-14
Comments:
I think I found this persons manifest entry

Name: Costoulos Afostolos
---------------------------------
info found on Death Certificate located at NYC Municipal Archives
Year filed: 1911 Reel No. 14 Certificate No. 325
Age at Death: 22 Years, 0 Months, 0 Days
Country of Birth: Greece Date of Arrival: 25-Feb-1911
Place of Death: Swinburne Island Date of Death: 26-Feb-1911
No. of days in USA: 2 Number of days in Hospital: 1
Cemetery where buried: Woodland Cemetery, Staten Island
Notes/Comments: Immigrant

On searching for the Passenger Arrival Manifest, the following was found:
Name: Not Found Yet
Ethnicity: Gender: Marital Status
Place of Residence:
Date of Arrival: Age on Arrival:
Ship Name: Port of Departure:
Comments:

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Name: Apostolos Cosloulas
Arrival Date: 25 Feb 1911
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Patras, Greece
Ethnicity/Race≠/Nationality: Greek
Ship Name: Oceania
Search Ship Database: Search the Oceania in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Greece
Line: 2
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_1631
Birth Location: Greece
Birth Location Other: gelauthis
Page Number: 66



 

Name: Steve Szabados <antiqueboowworm@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2008-10-17
Comments:
The record for Margit Fackacs has the wrong spelling for the surname - it should be Takacs. I ordered the death certificate and it confirms that this was the younger sister of my grandmother Elizabeth who was also on the manifest. They arrived on the SS Carpathia on June 18, 1910 with their mother Erzsebet and brother Gyorgy. Can you change the record to the correct spelling or make an alternate record in both the "F" and "T" list?
 

Name: Angela Chiavetta <largo33774@yahoo>
Date: 2008-10-10
Comments:
Cathy: I was so happy to see this particular site.

For the past 6 years I have been searching for my g-grandmother who was on the Alsatia ship in June 14, 1897. She never arrived in New Orleans, La. She was traveling with her 4 small sons. I find them in New Orleans but not the mother.

Do you know if there are lists from the 1897 period of "missing immigrants? Any thougts would be appreciated.

Thank you
Angela Chiavetta

 

Name: Carl <carl@nomail.gmail.com>
Date: 2008-10-10
Comments:
Great site! The articles and pictures where interesting to read through.
 

Name: Mary Jones <midgetmary@onlinenw.com>
Date: 2007-12-29
Comments:
I love this site. It brings me to tears. My fathers family was from Germany, and I have not been able to trace them at all. This gives me at least a feeling of what they did to get here.
 

Name: Brian Rook <Bman232301@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-12-01
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? no
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? no
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? no
Comments:
good site if anyone has any info on the name Rook,(rouk) my familey came from germany. please email me thanks
Brian R.

 

Name: joel rosenbloom <joelrosenbloom@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-06
Comments:
i'm searching for any record of a grand-uncle who was rejected for health reasons. yours is the only site i have found that comes anywhere close. do you know of any others?
 

Name: Lynn Rogers <SICemetery@aol.com>
Date: 2007-01-24
Comments:
Please change the address of Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries. Our current address is:

F.A.C.S.I.
115 Lathrop Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10314

Thank you

 

Name: Michelle Mendes <virgomichelle@aol.com>
Date: 2006-09-22
Comments:
I thought it was very informitive, I wanted to lean more and I did. Great!
 

Name: Jane Dooley <kerjim1@mhcable.com>
Date: 2006-05-21
Comments:
A very good source of information...
 

Name: argie bowman <rgdb1010@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-12-30
Comments:
interestingbut very sad that so many children did not get to their parent's dream. Life in the european countries at the time must have been intolerable.
 

Name: Bob Barad <BobBarad@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-28
Comments:
Cathy,

I have just completed a successful search for my Uncle who died in quarantine at USPHS Hospital Ellis Island on 18 March 1921, age four months. Starting with few leads, my sister and I were finally able to locate the exact location of his burial and so bring to a closure some long standing questions.

Our search benefited greatly from your guidance in these pages, and turned up some additional leads that could be useful to other researchers. Kindly contact me at my email address so I can send you the full details.

Thanks!
--Bob

 

Name: Dottie <brizz444@aol.com>
Date: 2005-12-02
Comments:
Your site is wonderful; very informative. The contents inspired me to find a "lost child" from our family.
I did NOT know the EXACT name of the child.
I used the Index; sent for a death certificate for whom I believed was the child (name was similar). The work began there because there were no parents names. After multiple phone calls to elderly family members, I learned who the parents were. My search of Ship's Logs proved problematic because the mother was listed under her maiden name. I didn't know the mother's maiden name; more calls; more searches. Found the entry. She is lost no more.
My deepest gratitude.
December 1, 2005

 

Name: Lorraine <lmv123spring@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-11-08
Comments:
Thank you for the information. My Grandparents arrived at Ellis Island in 1912. Now I had the experience of seeing through my eyes what they saw when they arrived.
 

Name: Dottie <Brizz444@aol.com>
Date: 2005-11-04
Comments:
Because of your site and the resulting research, I found a 5 year old child who had been "lost (according to family lore)," at Ellis Island in since November 11, 1910. The poor little soul died alone November 14, and was buried November 23. VEry sad.

She's not lost anymore.
Thank you.

 

Name: Dan <pacnad@gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-29
Comments:
Cathy:

I am trying to research the 1916 polio epidempic in New York. My grandfather was a four year old boy who was sent to quarantine - first at Swinburne Island, and then to other quarantine stations. My great-grandmother, who suffered from some mental illness, never visited him for the year he was in quarantine, but my great-grandfather, who was a NYC police officer, and a very good man by all accounts, visited him often and, on one such trip - being able to stand the horror any longer, stole the boy away and brought him home. My grandfather survived and lived into his 70s, working in NYC and living on Staten Island.

Can you help me find informative sources about Swinburne, the polio epidemic, and the quarantine that was forced upon those poor souls?

My granfather's name was Vincent Ward, and though I was raised and live in New Jersey, I still have family on Staten Island. I have seen Swinburne from the edge of the stony beach in Staten Island, through binoculars, but I'd really like the NPS to take me out there. The buildings still stand, though they are roofless, and the chimney of the crematorium in which they used to dispatch the unlucky and forgotten still stands, too, like a bony finger pointing heavenward into the Harbor's sky. It is terrible to think of my young grandfather, without his mother and with no idea of what was going on, or even if he would live or die, having to spend even a single night on that tiny speck of land, with the stench of the burning remains of his less fortunate former bunk mates stinging his eyes and nostrils. It was inhumanly cruel, and it is a story that needs to be told.

Dan Capriotti

 

Name: Lisa Tyree <lisa_tyree@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-18
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? http://www.americanparknetwork.com/parkinof/sl/history/ellis.html
Comments:
Just a little observation in general about immigrants today vs. yesterday: It seemed to me that they were of a better caliber in that they had respect for the people already here & were more likely to come here legally & really wanted to integrate into our society. (I think of my own numerous ancestors from various foreign countries & even others I know whose families immigrated long ago.) Not so with what we see today. (A good deal of all of that is lacking.)
On top of all of that they don't understand American ideology on the Left that would be privy to their situation. Liberals would campaign for their rights, not Conservatives, but only a GOOD Liberal would WITHIN the LAW, being COGNIZANT to NOT HURT the country.
I understand, as a moderate Conservative that we can meet somewhere in the middle by trying to remove the greatest cause for immigration into this country -- which is extreme poverty -- as opposed to condeming them to a life of it, which is both irresponsible & insensitive. They basically have no economic opportunity, which means that we need to have foreigners come into their countries & start up businesses or expand. In giving them jobs they would stay, & that's because most people only immigrate because their lives are worse, & immigrating is a scary & uncertain thing they would never think to do otherwise. Granted we have this, but it hasn't reached a saturation point. (Companies should only go for this reason, like maybe small companies that need to, not large companies to escape over-head being higher when they can afford it, as that's un-American.)
Consequently their countries would reach parity with our own eventually, & that's a world we can all be proud of that's fair for all.

 

Name: giuliano schiozzi <sgt961@optonline.net>
Date: 2005-06-21
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? no
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? no
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? no
Comments:
great job cathy we owe you alot thank you
 

Name: Alisa <Lulu830@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-05-15
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? Ellisisland.org
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? Ellisisland.org
Comments:
I love it and seeing the photos was unbelievable. My grand father and his mother arrived at Ellis Island in 1920 from Greece last name is Kitrinos Thanks for keeping history alive!!!!!
 

Name: Alisa <Lulu830@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-05-15
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? Ellisisland.org
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? Ellisisland.org
Comments:
I love it and seeing the photos was unbelievable. My grand father and his mother arrived at Ellis Island in 1920 from Greece. Thanks for keeping history alive!!!!!
 

Name: Robert K. Hagen <RhagenRKH@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-16
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? No
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? No
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? No
Comments:
Who ever reads this message, please be informed: My name is Rob Hagen and I am researching the exact location on Seguine's Point, S.I.N.Y, that the dead were buried after they were creamted on Swinburne Island. Any and all information along this line is invaluable. At present, there are no headstones or gravemarkers to identify where these courageous people were buried... and that is a crime.
Email: RhagenRKH@aol.com

 

Name: Bobbi McCaffrey <tm5173@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-03-10
Comments:
Hi Cathy,
I found your site. I think it's a jumping off point for me. My great grandmother's sister, Mary/Marianna Borowicz Szczupak, probably died in either Hoffman or Swinburne hospital. Where do I write to request a death cert?
Info I do know: The Pretoria docked at Ellis 24 April 1907. She died 3 May 1907 along with her 7 yr old son. Across her and the son's line on the manifest is stamped: DIED IN THE HOSPITAL. Am I to assume it was Hoffman or Swinburne? What burrough or county do I request a death cert from?

Thank you

Roberta McCaffrey
St. Charles, IL

 

Name: Robert K. Hagen <RhagenRKH@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-03
Comments:
The site was great and very informative. I have a question. Many of those who died on Swinburne Island were buried at Seguine's Point on Staten Island. As far as I can tell Seguine's Point used to be called Prince's Bay Road. There is no longer a Prince's Bay Road on Staten Island. Is Seguine's Point on Seguine's Avenue?
 

Name: Debbie Petrides <petrides@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-12
Comments:
I was reading the list of immigrants who died in quarantine and I beleive I have something to add regarding one of the Greek men.
The person who you have as given name Moscofulos and surname Basilios is probably in reverse. The first name would be Basilios (or Vasilios) and the surname would probably be Moscopoulos.. I tried searching for him but I haven't find him yet but I'll keep trying. Its possible the hospital just messed up his death certificate. I will also try to research some more of the Greek ppl for you, that is my strong suit.
I'll let you know if I find anything ok?
thanks!
Debbie

 

Name: James Winrich <lil_jayboy@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-10-20
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? no
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? no
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? no
Comments:
it is very helpful
 

Name: Janice Eby Barbeau <gwamma38@aol.com>
Date: 2004-07-09
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? No
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? No
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? No
Comments:
It is very interesting, especially enjoyed all of the pictures. What a story this site had to tell us.
 

Name: Thelma Mills <timills@cgmailbox.com>
Date: 2004-02-19
Comments:
I found this web site very interesting - although my father landed at Partridge Island at St. John, New Brunswick, and I would love to see a web psge on that Island. My father's small young brother died somewhere around there.
Keep up the good work - we need people like you - how very thoughtful to have this idea.

 

Name: Marilyn Scott <marilyn.scott@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-01-17
Comments:
Thanks for making this site available to those searching for lost ones.
 

Name: Ann Morris <morris7631@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-03-23
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? none know
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? no
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? no
Comments:
I just came across your web site in my email and went to look.It is great!But our ancesters had a really hard time.This shows some of the suffering they went thru.I don't have anyone so far at Ellis Island but found it interesting and know it will help a lot of folks find there long lost families.
 

Name: Maureen O'Donnell <mystic_mod@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-03
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? no
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? no
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? no
Comments:
What a wonderful site this is. I had always wondered about quarantine and death records from Ellis. My maternal gt. grandparents and children arrived in 1908 from Italy and I was curious about one son who either died in Italy before the family emigrated or may have died on arrival in the USA. None of my family knew any details and it was frustrating not to know. I checked your list of names and he's not listed, so I can now safely assume he died in Italy. Thanks again for your invaluable research.
 

Name: Ed DeHaven <margeed26@cs.com>
Date: 2003-02-24
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? no
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? no
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? no
Comments:
Having been a resident of Hoffman Island in 1945,it was with great intrestI happened upon your Web Site. I was a Radio Officer in training with the US Maritime Service at that time. Swinburne Island at that time was a Coast Guard Station.A submarine net was stretched between Hoffman Island and Coney Island,to keep unwelcome visitors from NY harbor. Thanks for giving me the history of the "Islands". It was very interesting.
 

Name: Dr. Miles D. MacMahon <mdmacmahon@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-17
Comments:
During World War 2, I spent 5 months on Hoffman Island training to be a radio officer on merchant ships. An exhibit desribing this is in preparation. For more information, contact me.
 

Name: Jimmy <Fairmont1981@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-01-29
Comments:
i enjoyed your web site but i would really like to here more about Hoffman and Swinburne islands.
 

Name: Brooke <brookey13642@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-13
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? no
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? no
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? no
Comments:
Looking for information on my Grandfather. I don't know if he went through Ellis Island or not. He is Albert Kelly, or Donald Longfellow. Just asking, get back to me as soon as you can. Thankz alot. The web-site iz wondrful, even though I hardly looked at it. Thankz for making the site avable for people like me to make some kind of colsure and/or contact.
yourz
BrOoKe

 

Name: mary pahel <bucket1300@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2002-10-28
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? no
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? no
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? no
Comments:
Waiting for your to complete the quarantine area. My grandmother came over from Ukrain early 1900's and said she was quarantined for 30days. Try to find something on her. Thank you.
 

Name: Emil Silveira <Esilveira@cox.net>
Date: 2002-09-05
Comments:
Hello, I would simply like to thank all those who worked hard to make this site avaliable for us who know our families came here suffering often great hardship. We can never truely imagine walking in their shoes, but this gives us a small feeling of being back there with them. They gave us a better life and built a mighty country. Thank God for all of them and their talent. If not for them where would we be?
 

Name: Carol (Huffington) Menges <jh-cj.menges@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2002-08-24
Comments:
What a heart-rending assignment you've given yourself. Congratulations on all your hard work and on determining what happened to your own ancestor who died in quarantine. I enjoyed the "Ancestors" series immensely and used its opening, inspirational stories in conjunction with teaching family history research. How wonderful that you were able to be a player in its production.
 

Name: fremut <cjfremut@snet.net>
Date: 2002-08-23
Comments:
Ellis Island site very interesting.
Would it ever be possible to find in formation gathered from St. Wencelas R.C. in Baltimore, Md.

 

Name: Lynn Powell <claudiustboatman@cs.com>
Date: 2002-08-12
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? no
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? no
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? no
Comments:
Looking for death record for John Barclay, born in Scotland, who supposedly died at Ellis Island while his mother was waiting in the hot sun to be processed . Where might I look for information on this death? Death date is 6/2/1880. I have not yet located the ship on which they arrived. Lynn Powell
 

Name: Linda <LindaB2528@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-10
Have you a Immigration web page to link to? If so, what? no
Have you a web site relating to Ellis Island? If so, what? http://home.pacbell.net/spmorse/ellis/ellis.html
Have you a web site about any Quarantine Stations? If so, what? no
Comments:
I'm really impressed by the work that obviously went into this site. Thank you.

I'm pasting a site here you may want to take a look at. It is a far easier way to search the Ellis Island records. This is not my personal site. Just one I came upon which I find tremendously helpful.
http://home.pacbell.net/spmorse/ellis/ellis.html