While searching for Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Queens, NYC, I happened upon this site called
"THE FORGOTTEN OF ELLIS ISLAND"
Deaths in Quarantine, 1909-1911
Interesting links and info about Hoffman & Swinburne Islands, off of Staten Island,
"The following individuals died in Quarantine at the Hospitals for Contagious
which were located on Hoffman and Swinburne Islands in Richmond County, New York.
Most of them were immigrants en route to Ellis Island who were removed from ships in
the outer harbor of the port of New York by the New York State Medical Inspectors and
transferred to these two hospitals. Their families would have continued on to Ellis
for inspection and probably were detained while awaiting the disposition of the sick child
or family member."
The authors researched 400 death certificates and wrote a short bio of each person>.
I hope this helps someone find missing family.