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Genealogy Q&A: Ellis Island and Castle Garden

Bain News Service, P. Immigrants carrying luggage, Ellis Island, New York. , . [No Date Recorded on Caption Card] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress. A: In 1819, customs collectors began working the various docks in the port of New York, collecting information on arriving ships, passengers and ports of origin. The impetus to establish a central processing point…

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