Jewish Genealogy - Ellis Island

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Jewish Genealogy & Ellis Island Resources

Russians to America, 1850-1896

Russians to America, 1850-1896 (CD Rom)

Americans of Russian or Jewish heritage will find this searchable collection of passenger list information invaluable. "This collection is extremely important to people whose Russian ancestors came to the U.S. in the 19th century," states Gary Mokotoff, leading expert on Jewish immigration.

Ellis Island set

Ellis Island set

Hundreds of interviews from the Ellis Island Oral History Project are featured in this moving program chronicling the complete history of America's fabled "Golden Door."

Additional Ellis Island Resources:

Books about Ellis Island - "If Your Name was Changed at Ellis Island", "Orphan of Ellis Island:, "Journey to Ellis Island" and others.

Ellis Island: Tracing Your Family History Through America's Gateway - 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.

Ellis Island Articles

A Present From The Past: An Ellis Island Experience - From the Ancestry Magazine Archive - Jan/Feb 1995

Where to stay in New York City

The Mark Hotel - New York - This is a very nice boutique hotel located close to Central Park and is my favorite place to stay when visiting Ellis Island.


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