March 19, 2008

NEW! One Step Search Engine to the three new NARA immigration databases

Steve Morse has just created a One Step Search Engine for the three new NARA databases for Germans, Italians and Russians to the USA.

Using Steve's form, the name of the ship, the port of departure, and the date. is presented when you do the initial name search. NARA just gives you is manifest ID and expects you to go to another form to enter that ID and get the name of the ship, the port of departure, and the date.

Another feature on Steve's form is the use of dropdown lists to select certain values (such as occupation) rather than NARA's method for getting the list of possible values for that field.

These new search tools are at the bottom of the OTHER PORTS section of Steve's home page.

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