Ellis Island is open on a limited basis while repairs continue.
Ellis Island has reopened on a limited basis. Due to the nature of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy parts of the historic Main Building and museum, including most of the exhibits and both elevators, remain closed at this time. More »
Materials for 6th Grade through 8th Grade
About Ellis Island:
Ellis Island Statistics (Immigration Statistics 1892 to 1924 by Nationality)
Medical and Legal Testing at Ellis Island:
The Legal Inspection (The Ship Manifest)
The Naturalization Test and Citizenship:
Immigration Statistics and American Census Information:
Ethnicity Statistics (Breakdown by Nationality of All Immigrants 1899-1931)
Did You Know?
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.