Ellis Island Immigrant Records & History

Did your immigrant ancestors come through Ellis Island or maybe you’re not sure?  In this video we’re talking about the immigrant experience, Ellis Island history, how to search the records, and what some of the acronyms, markings, stamps, and notations mean on the immigration records.  

Today we’re talking with Jackie Schalk, Director at the American Family Immigration History Center, for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Foundation.  

Below are a list of links discussed in the video.

? Passenger Search 

? Passenger Search Tips and Tricks (Downloadable Document)

? Ship Search 

? Genealogy Primer

? Ellis Island Stories and Oral Histories

? Ellis Island Educational Resources

? BOOK “In the Shadow of Liberty: The Chronicle of Ellis Island” by Edward Corsi (affiliate link)