Tuesday, March 24, 2009
New York, New York: Ellis Island
Perhaps one of your relatives passed through here. If not, someone you know certainly had some relatives see this building when they first arrived in America.
Millions came through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954, and the facility has been turned into a historic site. There's a list of people that came through, and you can add your relatives to it, plus there is an ongoing oral history project.
The ferry stops here and at the Statue of Liberty. That's a pretty good crash course in American history on one trip, and the view in New York Harbor is spectacular.