• Immigrants awaiting inspection in front of Ellis Island's Main Building

    Ellis Island

    Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument NJ,NY

Bibliography

Some recommended books:

Ellis Island:

An Ellis Island Bibliography

American Passage by Vincent J. Cannato

Ellis Island (True Books: American History) by Elaine Landau

I Was Dreaming to Come to America: Memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project by Veronica Lawlor

Arriving at Ellis Island (Landmark Events in American History) by Dale Anderson

Ellis Island (We the People: Modern America Series) by Lucia Raatma

Ellis Island (Cornerstones of Freedom: Third Series) by Melissa McDaniel

Statue of Liberty:

Enlightening the World: The Creation of the Statue of Liberty by Yasmin Sabina Khan

Statue of Liberty (True Books: American History) by Elaine Landau

Did You Know?

passenger manifest

Since the passage of the "Steerage Act of 1819", passenger manifests have been required for all arriving vessels to be delivered to the U.S. Government and reported to Congress. This document, used for inspection at Ellis Island, has become an important starting point in researching family history.