Ellis Island


Here people can look up a relative who came through the port of New York. This woman found her grand-mother:

My were steerage . They weren't or class, they came with ten bucks in their pockets. And so now I'm here, I realize how it was to leave everything ... their homes... their families ... their commune ... And they made it and they made it good for us. So ... isn't that cool?

With about indivudual records on file, the family history centres allows to connect to their in a way many never have. And as the of America grows and disperse, the records are increasingly valuable to those who wish to remain connected to their .

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