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  • 1. Begin with the Ellis Island site (www.ellisislandrecords.org) to get an overview of the project and availability of ship manifest records. Registration (free) on the site is required.

    2. An extraordinarily helpful tool is the "Searching Ellis Island Database in One Step" website (www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/ellisshort.html) developed by Dr. Stephen Morse and others. Much of the information obtained for this site was found through this method which allows the user to research village names. Great creativity is urged in selecting spellings for at times there are more misspelled or mis-transcribed versions of the village name than correct spellings. As you can see from the included records, there are numerous variations for Folusz including Jolusz, Polusz, Solusz, Tolusz, Wolusz and Zolusz. The misspellings of Pielgrzymka and Wola Cieklinska are even more creative. The same is of course true for surname variations and a single surname can have ten different spellings.

    3. When you look at your ancestor's manifest, look for other names from the villages. The records often show family or friendship patterns. Especially in the earlier records, we can see that the immigrants often traveled together-- sometimes with as many as eight people from the same village area.

    4. Even if you know the name of your ancestor's village, check immigrant names for all four villages. There was much intermarriage among inhabitants of the four villages, and family names often are found in two or more places.


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