Czernowitz - more on passenger lists

From: Bruce Reisch <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 09:35:39 -0400

<x-flowed>Dear Friends:

I was overwhelmed to receive more than 20 requests for copies of my
town name based summaries of Ellis Island immigrants; and I'm very
glad there is such interest. I have just a couple of reminders -
these lists are not the final word! Many Jews arrived without being
listed as "Hebrew", and the Czernowitz list in particular is based
only on those identified as being Hebrew. Prior to 1897 (I think),
the Hebrew identification wasn't used, so most of the Czernowitzers
arriving prior to 1897 are missed in my files. There are other
limitations as well. You can read about them here:

For any of your other towns of interest, you can develop the same
kind of summary of passengers using the Stephen Morse web site:
No surname is required to do the search, and it works best in the
early morning hours.

In many cases, I retained in the file entries with town names that
sounded like Czernowitz but it's questionable whether they really
were Czernowitz. Each instance must be reviewed separately, and by
going to the passenger manifest itself on the Ellis Island site, you
might be able to decide for sure.

It was very interesting to me that two list members requesting the
Excel file both mentioned their search for FITZER of Czernowitz and
Sadagora. I put them in touch with each other (feel like a
matchmaker!), but it goes to show that it really pays to post your
search interests to the list!
Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York

Researching: REISCH, SCHECHTER, FEUERSTEIN - Sadgura, Bukowina, Ukraine
Solca, Bukowina, Romania
WEISSMAN - Brody, Galicia, Ukraine SCHACHTER, HELLMANN - Okup, Ukraine

Received on 2002-07-03 09:41:32

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