[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Ellis Island Manifests on line

William Fife wmfife at telus.net
Thu Oct 18 18:28:29 PDT 2001


This handling fee of $5.00 really bugs me, particularly when the total tax I
had to pay, and which they collected, was less then $3.00 and hey still
charge $5.00 to collect it.

Bill Fife

Bill & Carol wrote:

> Twelve days ago I ordered a two-page manifest from the Ellis Island
> website @ $25 US a page.  It arrived today attached to a Canada Post
> employee with a Canada Customs invoice for $15.94.  The ever-efficient
> Customs department converted the $50 US to $78.10 Cdn, charged $5.47 GST
> and $5.47 PST, and a $5 handling fee.  All those hardworking volunteers
> who indexed the Ellis Island passenger lists should be impressed our
> goverment is getting a piece of the action.
> Got that off my chest!  Thanks to all the good SGGEE folks for providing
> this forum.
> Carol Jones
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