So Ellis Island's online database interface is totally hosed

Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
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So Ellis Island's online database interface is totally hosed

Postby 113yearslater » 05 Sep 2014, 23:52

*sigh*

FamilySearch and Steven Morse's search at JewishGen are BOTH throwing 404s all over the place, and the Ellis webpage's results are so clunky and useless that it strains belief. It's so bad that at this point, I'm wondering if the whole thing isn't going to be disappearing behind an Ancestry paywall in a couple weeks.

I am FURIOUS about this. I'm so, so glad that I took caps of ALL of the relevant manifests for my family. They really screwed this up bigtime. It's as if they hired an amateur interior designer to revamp the Library of Congress who decided to make it look sexier by throwing out a bunch of shelves of old books and installing pool tables. Unbelievable.

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Postby PeterTimber » 06 Sep 2014, 07:15

Disaster the errors are rampant while Steve Morse has been hacked away......The entire website is lipservice and touristy not intended for serious personal research. Is nothing sacred anymore???????
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Postby TerraLavoro » 11 Sep 2014, 17:33

Couldn't agree more. What a botched job! Hopefully enough people will weigh in and let them know how bad it is.
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Re: So Ellis Island's online database interface is totally h

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Sep 2014, 22:29

Its only a matter of time when they will hit you up for $$$ and "improvements" Our last line of defense is the LDS family search and our little secret websites that have escaped detection. Peter
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