Ellis Island Immigration Tour - Scholastic
engine provided by Ancestor Hunt. We hope your search for immigrant ancestors is fruitful. The was created in order for you to gain some insight into what your ancestors saw and experienced when entering Ellis Island. Early immigration into Ellis Island must have been an exciting but also frightening experience. 1907 was the peak year of immigration to the united States with about 1.25 million immigrants entering through Ellis Island causing the Ellis Island complex to expand with new buildings to accommodate the needs of so many immigrants.
This content resource is an interactive tour of Ellis Island
– Photo Collection. A collection of photographs donated to UC Berkeley by Hart Hyatt North, the first Immigration Commissioner on Angel Island. The majority of the interior photos appear to pre-date the stations opening in 1910 showing no signs of immigrant habitation.
Unlike Ellis Island, does not house immigration records accumulated during the time the Immigration Station was active on the island. Those valuable records are preserved and are available at the (NARA), whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.