The Gross-Steinberg Family Tree presents:

Index of Jewish Applicants for Emergency US Passports

by James Gross

Hello there,
I have a copy of the "Index of Jewish Applicants for Emergency US Passports 1915-1924. this info is courtesy of a copy held by the JGS of GW. If you want a look-up, send me an e-mail.

Here is another way to get the info: by fax!

Date:    Mon, 30 Jun 1997 17:29:37 -0400
From:    Allen Sragow 
Subject: Re: Emergency Passport Applications

Fellow JewGenners,
Information regarding Emergency Passport Applications:
I called the National Archives today in Washington D.C. and
after being transferred around a bit, a collected the following
information: A request for a copy of an Emergency Passport
application may be made, by fax to:

National Archives
Record Group 59
Department of State
Fax# (202) 219-6273

I spoke to Robert Ellis there, who was very helpful.  Apparently
the staff there will search the records, and let you know if they
find anything.  If they do, the cost is .25/page, with a $6.00
minimum, until July 14, 1997, when the minimum becomes $10.00.
Results take up to 10 days.
Date:    Mon, 10 Nov 1997 23:12:07 -0500
From:    "Judith D.Bennett" 
Subject: FHL Passport Application Films

For those looking for passport applications, I have had good luck
with the Family History Library collection of Passport Application

Found under Computer Number 437973 in the CD Rom catalogue.
(Long search for that, they had to phone Salt Lake to locate it.)


Passport Applications, 1795-1924; Indexes 1830-1831, 1850-1852,

Listed under United States  Immigration and Naturalization Service.
It is a series of 2090 microfilm reels. The indexes are alphabetical,
by year, on index cards.  It ends in mid 1925.

The passport applications are filed by date of application. It can
be quite a search.  Without an idea of when the passport was issued
it will be like looking for the needle...

Oddly (or as usual) the person I was looking for did not show up on the
index cards. However, I had the passport date and number ( the year was
1921) and I found the application, where it was supposed to be, with the
information I had hoped for.

Hope this is of use.

Judith Deutsch Bennett

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