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FromRobert Bashe2:2448/44.0Date Write2018-06-20 12:18:22
ToBill McGarrity0:0/0.0Date Arrived2018-06-20 13:30:27
SubjWar With Russia
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Bill McGarrity wrote to Gregory Deyss on Tuesday June 19 2018 at 09:05:

BM> Glad to hear your ancestors were hard working people but I must ask
BM> one question. Did they, like so many, apply for a permanent residency
BM> visa at a US Embassy in Germany and wait ten years for it to be
BM> processed OR, did they travel to Hamburg, hop on a frigette, take the
BM> trip to NYC (less Lady Liberty), get off the boat and catch the next
BM> wagontrain to Albany?

Probably.

BM> Also, what did immigrants due before Ellis Island opened?

Caught the next wagon train to Albany (or more likely were picked up by
relatives at the pier.

Passports are a relatively new invention, and weren't in general use until
after WWI.

Cheers, Bob

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