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Immigration Records

It seems like most of us are looking for immigration records in the quest for our ancestors. Fortunately, there are many resources available to assist us in this quest.

Here are a few sites that I’ve used with success.

  • Ellis Island Records
  • Castle Garden Records
  • Immigrant Ancestors Project – BYU
  • Immigration and Ship Passenger List Research Guide
  • ISTO – Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
  • NARA (US National Archives & Records Administration)
  • TheShipsList
  • Naturalization Records
  • Olive Tree Genealogy Ship Records
  • Migration Helps – FamilySearch
  • If you haven’t looked at all of these sites in your ancestral search, give them a try. Each has provides records that you may not find on any other site.

    Free Genealogy Resources – Web Search is another tool for your research quiver. You might as well bookmark it on your first visit because once you’ve looked at it and used its tools, you’ll keep coming back.

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    19 August 2007 - Posted by | Research Tips

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