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Search Guide to EllisIsland.org and Online Ellis Island Records

Retrieved from the Library of Congress. Pictures of immigrants passing through Ellis Island, lugging all their worldly possessions toward the promise of a better life, are iconic images of American history. A 27.5-acre island off the tip of Manhattan, Ellis Island was the entry point for 71 percent of US immigrants between 1892 and 1924. Almost half of Americans have someone on their family tree…

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Source: Family Tree Magazine.com

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