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By: dannik508
8/24/2018 10:02 PM

I visited Ellis Island last year for the first time even though I live only a few miles away. I found it very interesting. In this room people were first checked out. Some would make it through and some would not. If I remember correctly if they put a chalk mark on your coat you were subject to further screening. Some would never leave the Island and pass there. My maternal Grandparents from Ireland both came through here.

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By: johnnylite
8/25/2018 9:32 AM

My Grandmother came through there at age 14 all by herself,no English.Brought in by a NJ doctor to be a housemaid.

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