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Ellis Island 1897 fire

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Ellis Island 1897 fire

Posted: 1375880281000
Classification: Query
Has there ever been an attempt to determine exactly what quantity of immigration records was lost in the Ellis Island fire of June 15, 1897?

I've always seen vague references to "many records" being destroyed. Has anyone ever attempted to determine what percentage of the pre-1897 ship manifests were lost? There doesn't seem to be any obvious break (i.e., missing years) in the Ellis Island or Castle Garden manifests, unless I'm mistaken.

thanks

Adam Goodheart
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