Presenter: GSBC Trustee Fred Voss
PCHS Genealogy Club Meeting 10 a.m. at Lambert Castle. Fred Voss will present More Stories from Ellis Island Fred will shared more of his stories of those who arrived in the US through Ellis Island.
Fred Voss, a GSBC Trustee, tour guide, and researcher at Ellis Island National Park, will join us to share more of his favorite stories of those who arrived in the US through Ellis Island.
From 1892 to 1954, more than 12 million immigrants were processed through Ellis Island. Coming from all corners of the world, these souls—who nearly 40% of Americans can call "family"—left behind possessions and family to reinvent themselves in America. Most were processed through Ellis Island without incident. But some immigrants found themselves detained due to mental or physical illness, because their paperwork was not in order, or because those who were due to receive them did not show. What kind of stories could they tell?
Voss' talk on Ellis Island last year was a must-see presentation. If you would like to read-up on last year's talk, download a complimentary copy of the GSBC's 2016 ISFHWE-Award Winning quarterly newsletter, The Archivist. This issue contains a recap of Voss' talk as well as an article recapping a presentation by JewishGen VP for Education, Phyllis Kramer.
Presentation will be preceded by a brief business meeting. Refreshments. Library opens after the meeting.