Ellis Island/American Family Immigration History Center

Ellis Island, New York Harbor
Manhattan, NY 10004

Battery Park City


The American Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island, an archive of more than 50 million Port of New York passenger arrival records and 900 ship pictures circa 1892–1957, allows you to explore your family’s arrival in America. Find, store and purchase documents containing information about your ancestors, which can also be accessed online at www.libertyellisfoundation.org. Near the Family History Center, you'll find the Peopling of America Center exhibits, which tell the stories of pre- and post-Ellis immigration.

Photo: Julienne Schaer


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