Arriving in New York: A Century of Immigration

Huber, Leslie Albrecht
July 2009
Family Chronicle;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p25
The article discusses the significance of Castle Garden and Ellis Island immigration receiving stations in New York to genealogical research. The period from 1820-1924 referred to as the "century of immigration," allowed 20 million immigrants in the U.S. who arrived in Ellis Island for processing. Immigration records keeping also began in 1820 and according to the article, these records which are now available in digital format in its web sites provide a wealth of resources for genealogical research.


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