Sunday, July 06, 2008

Kinda cool

This is a copy of the immigration record from Ellis Island for the Hellig Olav's arrival from Copenhagen on November 9, 1920. If you look in the middle of the page, you'll find my great grandmother, my grandmother and my great uncle. Of note is the caption at the top of the page. While they were traveling from Sweden where my great grandmother was born, they were returning home to Chicago.

I found this on the Ellis Island website. Perhaps due to the mistake on the ship manifest, my grandmother, whose name was Lilly, is listed in the Ellis Island search engine as Sildae.

Below is a photo of the Hellig Olav, the ship on which they traveled for 13 days, from 10/28/1920 through 11/9/1920.