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  2. Ellis Island | History, Facts, & Museum | Britannica

    Ellis Island, island in Upper New York Bay, formerly the United States’ principal immigration reception centre. Often referred to as the Gateway to the New World, the island lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of Manhattan Island, New York City, and about 1,300 feet (400 metres) east of the New Jersey shore.

  3. Explore the Museum National Museum of Immigration. Education Programs School Group Field Trip Options. Visit the Statue of Liberty! Liberty & Ellis: Two Islands, One Park!

  4. Visit | Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

    Visiting Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty is an inspiring, striking experience. As dual symbols of freedom and hope, these incredible monuments and their museums give proof to the story of immigration and recognize the human spirit of our nation’s ideals. Get Your Ferry Tickets

  5. Finding Arrival Records Online - Ellis Island Part of Statue ...

    Learning More about Your Ancestors | Finding Arrival Records Online | Tracing Family History at the National Archives | Conducting Family History Research on Ellis Island. Last updated: August 12, 2018.

  6. Passenger Search - The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

    Passenger Search. Explore our vast database of 65 million passenger records... Need more information? Click here. Narrow your Search Wizard | One page form. Contains. Exact Matches.

  7. Ellis Island Database, History, Immigrants and Lists - ThoughtCo

    Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor, served as the site of America's first federal immigration station. From 1892 to 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered the United States through the island. Today the approximately 100 million living descendants of these Ellis Island immigrants account for more than 40% of the country's population.

  8. If you answered "Whatever it takes," you echo the feelings of the 12 million immigrants who passed through these now quiet halls from 1892 to 1954. Ellis Island afforded them the opportunity to attain the American dream for themselves and their descendants. Come hear their stories.

  9. Immigration and Deportation at Ellis Island | American ... - PBS

    Approximately 20 percent of immigrants inspected at Ellis Island were temporarily detained, half for health reasons and half for legal reasons. Isolationism When America entered World War I in ...

  10. Your Complete Guide to Visiting Ellis Island - TripSavvy

    Ellis Island is one of New York City's most popular attractions. From nearby attractions to visitor tips, here is everything you need to know about visiting Ellis Island.

  11. 9 Things You May Not Know About Ellis Island | HISTORY

    Long before it became a way station for people looking for a new beginning, Ellis Island—named for its last private owner, Samuel Ellis—was known as a place where condemned prisoners met their ...