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Subject: Re: Ellis Island Manifest Markings
Date: 5 Mar 2005 15:30:46 -0700
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I searched the archives of JewishGen for possible answers to your question...and there is only one message that really pertains. The person was told by a NARA staff member (at Pittsfield, MA) that if you write to: INS-FOIA; 2nd Floor ULLB; 425 I St, NW; Washington DC 20536....stating you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act....and requesting the Alien File or A-File ....providing full name, variants in spelling, approximate date of birth, previous residence, information on when they arrived, name of ship, etc....that in a few weeks you might hear from them...expect copying charges of $25 in advance....and full copies in 4-6 months. The JewishGen posting however is from Feb 1998...and no followup message as to whether they were successful or not was posted.
Perhaps others can provide more current insight into the possibilities of finding this information.