Re: Looking for Furlong Family, descendants of Mariah J Sweeney and Philip M Ryan NJ
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I don't know anything about immigration records, unfortunately.My family appears to have landed in the US around the colonial times, so I never learned anything about more modern immigration records.
Bessie is definitely a nickname for Elizabeth.I've also seen Elizabeths listed as Betty, Betsy, Liz, Lizzie, Eliza, Elissa, Isabelle, Lissie, Bess, or Beth.
I think Nellie might have been a nickname for Helen.The ages of the two girls are about the same if you look at the censuses.
Good luck with your searching!