Dear JewishGen Community,

JewishGen is pleased to announce that we recently posted to our InfoFiles an essay by Joel Weintraub“Finding Immigrant Names On Degraded Ellis Island Manifests.”

In his essay, Joel provides helpful information for finding or obtaining clues to passengers listed on ship manifests that are damaged and degraded. He describes strategies that work and other strategies that don’t yield results.

We thank Joel for his outstanding research on this topic and for sharing his essay with JewishGen. JewishGen’s InfoFiles contain a wealth of information. If you have not accessed this resource recently, we recommend you check it out!

Nancy Siegel (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Communications Coordinator