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More Celebration This Year: Ellis Island celebrates 125 years
The immigration processing center of Ellis Island opened 125 years ago on Jan. 1.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation says that nearly half of all Americans can trace their ancestry back to one of the 12 million immigrants who entered through Ellis Island.
The FamilySearch wiki that provides links to online resources pertaining to US immigration records is found at http://tinyurl.com/gwbc7af. Some require a fee but many are free.
Be sure to visit Stephen P. Morse’s One Step Webpages which “contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications.” Be sure to click on Morse’s link to “About this website and how to use it.” The 38 pages of helpful information should be bookmarked for continuing research. (Access this page directly at http://tinyurl.com/zjbre4a.)
Case studies illustrate how to use Morse’s procedures for successful research.
FamilySearch site map
Genealogical researchers have learned to rely on the many databases that are available free at FamilySearch. After going to that website at www.FamilySearch.org one can easily click on “search” and then enter data on a specific individual to be searched.
The website offers links to many other resources, and a convenient way to find them is to visit the FamilySearch Site Map at https://familysearch.org/site-map.