2005-12-31

New York Immigrant Search

I haven’t started searching any US based databases for anscestors yet but I’m keeping note of interesting sites containing information that may help when I get to it. One of these is the Ellis Island passenger search.

Ellis Island was known as the ‘Gateway to America’. According to the website it’s estimated that nealy half of all Americans today can trace their family history to at least one person who passed through the Port of New York at Ellis Island.

They have a page on their website which shows some case studies of family research that involved Ellis Island as well as a list of known famous arrivals.

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