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The Family Tree Guide to Finding Your Ellis Island Ancestors
     

The Family Tree Guide to Finding Your Ellis Island Ancestors

by Sharon Carmack
 

Island of Tears No More!

Embark on the journey of finding your Ellis Island ancestors

Nearly 20 million immigrants arrived through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924 - roughly 40 percent of Americans descend from these "huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Since the Ellis Island website launched in April 2001, there have been more than 60,000 users

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Island of Tears No More!

Embark on the journey of finding your Ellis Island ancestors

Nearly 20 million immigrants arrived through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924 - roughly 40 percent of Americans descend from these "huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Since the Ellis Island website launched in April 2001, there have been more than 60,000 users visiting it every day, trying to find their ancestors. For some researchers, locating their immigrant ancestors in Ellis Island's massive database of passenger arrival lists is a snap. For others, the "Island of Hope, Island of Tears" takes on a new meaning. You know your ancestors are in that giant computer file somewhere, but where? The Family Tree Guide to Finding Your Ellis Island Ancestors is here to help.

In this comprehensive guide, you'll discover:

  • the basic information you need to begin your search.
  • tips and strategies for successfully finding your Ellis Island ancestors online.
  • how passenger lists were created and what information they contain.
  • how to use microfilmed passenger lists and indexes.
  • what to do if you're still coming up empty-handed.

Journey with your ancestors as you learn what it was like for them to travel across the ocean by steamship, how they processed through Ellis Island, and where to find information and photographs of your ancestor's ship. And for those who had ancestors who arrived right before the Ellis Island years, a special chapter is devoted to Castle Garden and its arrivals.

It's the only guide you'll need for finding your Ellis Island ancestors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558706941
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
06/05/2005
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.49(d)

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