See the Forgotten Ellis Island Web site and check local TV listings for updates. (The online schedule for our PBS affiliate let me set up an automatic e-mail reminder.)
I interviewed Conway for the November 2008 Family Tree Magazine, and the Ellis Island hospital is among my favorite topics Ive covered. Conway shared photos and stories of immigrants treated there, revealing the hospitals history and how the staff handled patients’ varying cultures, languages and illnesseswhile trying to balance a mission of humanity with a duty to protect the US population from diseases.
As mentioned in the November 2008 article, patient records are missing except a few documents scattered in other files. The hospital buildings are under the care of Save Ellis Island and awaiting restoration.