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Ellis Island Immigration Records

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
 
  

Many of our European ancestors came to the United States came through Ellis Island during the great migration.   In an incredible coup for researchers, the immigration records for Ellis Island immigrants have recently been made available online at the Ellis Island Records website.  To perform searches and access records, you must register, but it is free.  Be sure to take time to examine the original manifest of the records as there is much valuable information contained there that you won't see in the textual transcription.

As an alternative, the jewishgen.org website provides a much more flexible search mechanism for searching the Ellis Island database.   This is the website I used to search the records for the various spellings of Bikacs.

To help Bikacs researchers, the following pages represent a compiled list of 200+ immigrants from Bikacs who passed through Ellis Island.  Note this is not intended to be a comprehensive list.  It was constructed by doing searches on the Ellis Island site for "Bikacs," "Bikacs, Hungary," "Bikas," and "Bikais,"  but there are no doubt some immigrants who were missed due to other misspellings or mistranscription of Bikacs.  Should you find records for Bikacs immigrants who are not on this list and you'd like to add them, please just forward me their names spelled exactly as it appears on the record.  

Immigration Records for Bikacs Residents

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