Resources

Resources and Tools:

The following links will provide information on immigration records for arrival to the United States from foreign ports between 1820 and 1982. These links will help you get started with your search. Do not limit your search to these sites, let's not forget oral history. Speak with your parents and grand parents; these are a rich source of information that will help you learn more.


National Archive Site:

Provides links to ship manifests, databases and specific articles on immigration of selected peoples.

http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/immigration/#links


Specific Immigration Topics:

German Immigration

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=4432&cat=GP44&bc=,sl&col=1002

Irish Immigration

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=639&cat=GP44&bc=,sl&col=1002 

Russian Immigration

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=4434&cat=GP44&bc=,sl&col=1002

Chinese Immigration

http://www.archives.gov/locations/finding-aids/chinese-immigration.html

Italian Immigration

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=4433&cat=GP44&bc=,sl&col=1002

Mexican Immigration

http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/immigration/border-mexico.html


Click on tabs to see “Ellis Island Experience” and “Ellis Island and the Peopling of America” (to see analysis of different eras and where immigrants came from.)

http://www.ellisisland.org/genealogy/ellis_island.asp

 

 

To search ship manifests, try:

http://www.castlegarden.org/manifests.php

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/index.asp


Websites with information on the history of immigration:

Articles, Photographs, Documents, and Information on Immigration, Immigrants, Castle Garden, Ellis Island and other immigrant stations.

http://www.gjenvick.com/Immigration/index.html

http://www.america.gov/st/peopleplace-english/2008/February/20080307112004ebyessedo0.1716272.html

 

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