The Family Tree Guide to Finding Your Ellis Island Ancestors
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:
It's the only guide you'll need for finding your Ellis Island ancestors.
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Starting Your Ellis Island Search
Using the Ellis Island Database
Back to Microfilm Basics
My Ancestor Isnt ThereWhat Now?
Before Ellis Island Castle Garden
The Immigrant Experience
Ellis Island Medical Records
Finding Information on Your Ancestors Ship
Leaving an Ellis Island Legacy