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HIAS ARCHIVE: HIAS Ellis Island Bureau

Title: HIAS ARCHIVE: HIAS Ellis Island Bureau
Inclusive Dates: 1905-1923
ID: RG 245.2 
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26 microfilm reels
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Case records arranged alphabetically by refugee name: office correspondence arranged by folder number
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The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society stationed a representative on Ellis Island, starting in 1909, in order to assist arriving Yiddish-speaking immigrants. These people were guided through the immigration process, were represented by HIAS in cases where they were denied entry to the U.S. on grounds of illness, insanity or were liable to become a public charge and finally, were put in contact with relatives or sponsors in the U.S
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English, 10pp., typed
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