meanings in "records of aliens held for special inquiry"

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meanings in "records of aliens held for special inquiry"

Postby nazca » 17 May 2014, 09:44

Hi ,
i have found that my Great Grandmother Concetta D'Avola was helded for special inquiry (see image) : Ellis Island Manifest, Ship "Prinz Oscar", arrived 26 may 1904 , row number 5.
What's the meaning of word in "cause of detenction" column and in the other columns "actions of the boards of special inquiry"..?

thanks for your help.

kind regards.

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I'm searching lost relatives and descendant of my greatgrandfather Vincenzo Genualdi (or Gennaldi or Genuardi) and my greatgrandmother Concetta Davola (their sons: Angela, Carmela, Antonio, Bartolomeo, Ernesto, Simone, Riccardo, Maria) went in Chicago,Ill., and New Orleans, in 1880-1920 from Sicily. Other family related : Jacobucci or Jacopucci (from Central Italy).
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Re: meanings in "records of aliens held for special inquiry"

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 17 May 2014, 11:33

It just says L.P.C. (Likely Public Charge) (and then) Dr Cert.

You might find the following helpful:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/bsi/

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Re: meanings in "records of aliens held for special inquiry"

Postby Tessa78 » 17 May 2014, 17:25

nazca wrote:Hi ,
i have found that my Great Grandmother Concetta D'Avola was helded for special inquiry (see image) : Ellis Island Manifest, Ship "Prinz Oscar", arrived 26 may 1904 , row number 5.
What's the meaning of word in "cause of detenction" column and in the other columns "actions of the boards of special inquiry"..?

thanks for your help.

kind regards.

Vincenzo


As Angelagrace :) stated, the LPC is "Likely Public Charge" - no means of support...
The "Dr. Cert" is not on her line (or dittoed)
As to the actions... Her "case" was deferred on May 27, then she was admitted on 5//28 - and you can see that she was given 2 breakfasts, 3 dinners (what we call lunch) and 2 suppers, during her detention.
Usually passengers were detained if their "sponsors" (husband, father, sibling, organization(church), etc.) were not there to meet them/delayed in meeting them.

As you can see further down on the list, there were several passengers who were held for almost a month, and finally deported. :(

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Re: meanings in "records of aliens held for special inquiry"

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 17 May 2014, 21:23

Nicely put Tessa. It has helped me too. :D

Are you able to look at the following topic and either correct or shed more light please. I interpreted it somewhat awkwardly. Thank you.

http://italiangenealogy.com/forum/language/31224

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