Friday, September 19, 2008
Free Database of the Week: Immigrants' Deaths in Quarantine
Posted by Diane
After perusing the November 2008 Family Tree Magazine
article on the book and documentary Forgotten Ellis Island
, reader Joan Griffis tipped us off to a free resource: a listing of immigrants who died in quarantine before reaching Ellis Island.
Hoffman and Swinburne Islands, located in New York’s outer harbor, had hospitals that served as quarantine stations in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Most of the sick were immigrants whom medical inspectors removed from ships before they arrived at Ellis Island.
Griffis sent us a link to researcher Cathy Horn’s listing of 418 people who died at the quarantine stations from November 1909 through June 1911. Their names and death information come from death certificates in Richmond County, NY.
You can search the names
or browse them
. Check out the background information about the quarantine stations
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Friday, September 19, 2008 4:39:20 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)