Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ellis Island - Changes.

{NSGS News Editor: Below are excerpts from an article that was recently posted on GeneaNet Newsletter < http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/ > By Jean-Yves BAXTER. Published 13 February 2012. Links and citations are provided to allow access to the complete article.}

On Ellis Island, Examining Those Who Arrived Before and After

Officials of Ellis Island estimate that as many as one in three Americans can trace their ancestry to immigrants who landed there from overseas.

Now, the officials are focusing on the other roughly 200 million newcomers who arrived in the United States before Ellis Island opened its doors or after it stopped becoming a portal for immigrants. The national historic site in New York Harbor is halfway through a transformation into a more inclusive National Museum of Immigration.

Source and complete story:
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/on-ellis-island-examining-those-who-arrived-before-and-after/

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