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Genealogy Resources: Immigration

A guide to help you begin researching your family's history


National Archives--Immigration Records: Passengers arrivals & Border crossings
Includes some online indexes.

Ellis Island Records (1892-1924)

Records from Castle Garden (1830-1892)
Castle Garden was the precursor to Ellis Island. Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.

Finding Passenger Lists & Immigration Records 1820-1940s (arrivals at US ports from Europe)