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September 27, 2006

Ellis Island: The Dream of America

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The other day Nick asked if there was a way to find out about his Father and Grandfathers arrival to America at Ellis Island. I told him I bet there was since the Internet is a vast library. I looked it up and this is so cool!

You can go HERE to Ellis

Here is what I did. I typed in the first and last name of each person one at a time. Then the year of birth. Also because I wanted to have a certificate of it and other things I also registered. To register it is FREE so that is great. But you don't have to register to get the information.

They not only give you the day and year of the arrival, but also a ship log, the photo and stats on the ship and other things. I thought it was totally cool. If Nick parents and or my parents were still alive I would get this for them and frame it. Kind of a neat gift for Christmas time.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 27, 2006 01:47 AM


I did not know these records were kept. What a comparison in so many ways to the illegal flood we are undergoing now.

I wish I knew more details of my family tree so I could look use the Ellis Island website.

Posted by: TomR at September 27, 2006 05:11 AM

Tom your right, what a difference in those that came to Ellis Island and the illegals coming in from Mexico.I have such an angry about the border situation and no real end to what is happening.

Nick knew the dates of birth so it made it easy. I couldn't do it for anyone except for one person, my Grandfather. But everyone else I don't have any idea.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 27, 2006 01:46 PM