Temecula Valley Genealogical Society

Celebrate Ellis Island Day

Learning more about the journeys and sacrifices of those passing through Ellis Island is a way of honoring our brave and adventurous ancestors. New Year often marks new beginnings as the arrival at Ellis Island must have for our family members immigrating to America. Our ancestors left their homeland in hopes of better opportunities, many of them from 1892 thru 1954 passing thru the well-known immigration gateway of Ellis Island. For 62 years as many as 1900 weary travelers were processed daily through this well known facility. Imagine what it must have been like to experience the entrance process. 
                                               Ellis Island Day is celebrated January 1st
Currently the island is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument
Links of Interest
History of Ellis Island from 1892 to 1956 Ellis Island Closes
History & Culture 9 Things you may not know about Ellis Island
Ellis Island Name Change Myth Castle Garden: America's First Immagration Center
Between 1900 and 1956 over 350 babies were born and 3500 died on Ellis Island.
Did you know Ellis Island was once a Fort called Gibson?