Sunday, May 27, 2012

"Ellis Island Immigration Records" article



The GenealogyInTime Magazine online has an interesting article on "Ellis Island Immigration Records"


When looking at Ellis Island immigration records, here are the things you need to know:


Not all immigrants were successful in entering the United States........


You may come across an ancestor in the Ellis Island records who was accepted into the United States but then you cannot find any other record after that of the individual being in America.......


Often, families did not travel to America together.........


A common misconception is that immigration officers changed or anglicised immigrants names.  This did not happen.  Many immigrants had their names changed, but it was not due to immigration officials.  Instead.........


People often migrated to America in large groups from the same regions.....


and much more


READ ENTIRE ARTICLE



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