• RE 1895 Ellis Island record - missing?

    From M L Smith mac4shop@mac.com@21:1/5 to All on Wed Oct 2 18:46:57 2019
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    I went to the Russians to America database online and searched for
    SWIK arrived Sept 16, 1895. It returned 4 names, presumably the
    family identified in the original question. I then noted all those names/ages/dobs (Isaac, Mordch, Sore, and Masse).

    I then went to the passenger lists on Ancestry and searched for what
    to me was the most unusual first name, Masse, arrived Sept 16, 1895.
    I left the last name field blank.

    It took me directly to the record of "Masse SIVIK," which is linked
    to an image of a Furnessia passenger list where Masse is found with
    Sore, Mordch, and Isaac. The last name is open to interpretation and
    I can see the source of confusion.

    Marian Smith

    From: Alan Shuchat <ahs613@gmail.com>
    Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2019 00:00:04 -0400

    According to Russians to America, a family named Swik arrived at Ellis
    Island from Glasgow on the Furnessia, Sept. 16, 1895. According to the
    Ellis Island database, the family was named Switz. I think a mother
    and 4 children were traveling, but only the children's names appear
    and the surname and first names are mangled. The microfilm records
    seem to be missing. The passenger ID, frame, and line numbers are
    given, but there is no image of the manifest. On FamilySearch, the
    microfilm (M237 Roll 648) has the ship and the date, but not the family
    or, for that matter, any passengers who came from Russia. Are there
    other ways to get the manifest to try to reconstruct the family record?
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