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“...that was the most
beautiful sight because we
knew we made it. We were
in America, a free country.”
— Lillian Galletta, SicilyTravel back to Ellis Island with people who were there.
The voyage to America was an experience filled with hope, fear, disappointment and promise. And nothing can capture these emotions like hearing the stories of those who lived it, in their own words. Our unique collection of Ellis Island Oral Histories practically puts you on the ship with these brave immigrants.
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Our U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1791-1992, offer invaluable details about your immigrant ancestors, like their birth date, arrival date, occupation and address. We’ve just expanded this informative collection, adding 1.8 million new records indexed by World Archives Project contributors.
Search the recordsPassenger and crew lists: The story
from homeland to new land.
Our complete New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 collection is a great place to start your search. Immigrants also came through ports like Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans and San Francisco, so be sure to explore passenger lists from those cities, as well as our Boston collection which includes 2.4 million new crew records.
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Passenger lists give you hints about an immigrant's old life, like their occupation, as well as a glimpse of their future, like where they'd be staying in the U.S. This free webinar helps you navigate these informative documents, as well as naturalization records, and get the most out of both.
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