The Wall of Honor at Ellis Island
- There are many of you that have wondered when the genealogical records
of Ellis Island would become available. Some of the information is now
available: The Wall of Honor. Is on line with a searchable data base
I did a search on the wall of honor database and found there are 24
Kral�s listed, 3 Smida�s and 27 Corbett�s.
Other information will be added and made available in the near future. I
think this is a very exciting revalation
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. invites you to
explore Ellis Island and its fascinating immigration museum.
Reconnect with your own immigrant heritage and discover ways to honor
your family for posterity on The American Immigrant Wall of Honor� and
research your family's arrival in America at The American Family
Immigration History Center�.
YOUR FAMILY'S HISTORY WILL COME ALIVE AT THE AMERICAN FAMILY IMMIGRATION
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. has announced the
development of an exciting new family genealogy facility. To be housed
in the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, The American Family Immigration
History CenterTM will use state-of-the-art interactive computer
technology to bring the immigration records on ancestors who came to
this country as long as a century ago to one's fingertips.
- I correspond fairly regularly with the people in charge of the
database..... and they have made it clear that they will -not- give
detailed info on donors to the Wall of Honor to anyone for privacy
reasons. What they will do , if you write to them is give you the name
and city/state of the donor. From there it's up to you to find them in a
phone book or somehow.
They cite privacy reasons for this, and it won't be any different with
the database on Ellis Island itself.
Remember, the Wall is to honor your relatives only; it was never
concieved as a genealogy database. Probably many people listed there
never came through Ellis Island proper, but may have come through Castle
Garden, or just let out on the wharfs of Manhattan (depending on the
There is a guide to History of Castle Garden/Ellis Island on my Helpful
Hints webpage, url below.
Maura Petzolt Mobile Alabama USA
Helpful Hints for Successful Searching
- Hello all,
I was just at Ellis Island in September. There will be a database
on-line by the end of next year that will have, at least they say, the
names of the immigrants, their town of origin, names of family left
behind, who they were traveling with and how much money they had with
l hope it all comes true......
"TRADITION is the JOYFUL memory of a people!"