Monday, November 08, 2004

Website of the Day.

Now this is an awesome website, one I wish I'd known about before - here, assembled in a user-friendly searchable database, are passenger records for everyone who entered the United States through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. From this site I learned, among other things, that my great-grandmother arrived in the United States on June 13, 1907 aboard the President Lincoln, sailing from Hamburg. She was 18 at the time, an Austrian citizen of Polish nationality, most recently a resident of Niebieszczany in Galicia and listed her sister's home in New Bedford, Mass., as her intended destination. All this and more could be deduced from an electronic record and a good scanned copy of the original list of passenger arrivals. If you're looking for info on your immigrant ancestors, the Ellis Island Records website is a good place to look. AMDG.


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