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New York City: Ellis Island: Tracing Your Family History Through America's Gateway. Loretto Dennis Szucs

by: Loretto Dennis Szucs

Nearly half of the current United States population is directly related to immigrants who passed through Ellis Island. This booklet guides visitors to the monument, as well as those interested in its history, through the Ellis Island experience.

Leading family history author and researcher Loretto Dennis Szucs explains how you can find out if your relatives were among the millions who were processed for entry at this historic landmark.

With more than 30 images, it includes an overview of the history of immigration, a description of the process each immigrant endured at Ellis Island, and basic instruction on how to find out if an ancestor came through Ellis Island.

Ellis Island includes an overview of the history of immigration and the role of this principle receiving station in that history. It details the immigrant experience at Ellis Island and teaches you about the records that are available to help you trace your ancestors’ entry into the New World.

Chapters include:

-The First Wave of Immigration: 1815-60
-The Second Wave of Immigration: 1880-1917
- How Ellis Island Evolved
- A Second Opening of Ellis Island
- Restoration of Ellis Island
- The Typical Immigrant Trek
- Chain Emigration: Merits and Risks
- Questions and Name Changes
- Did Your Ancestors Come Through Ellis Island?
- A Place to Start Your Research
- Some Records You May Find
- Family History Resources
- Tracing Immigrant Ancestors
- And more!

Get started on this search today!
52 Pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Softbound, ISBN 0-916489-95-7

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