Immigration Resource Links

  • American Epic: American Immigration, 1830-1920

  • The American Family Immigration History Center

    This database provides information on 22 million immigrants and ships' crews who arrived at Ellis Islandand the Port of New York between 1898 and 1924. Searchable by name, including alternate spelling, results provide date of arrival, age, marital status, ethnicity, residence, gender, ship, and port of departure.

  • American Memory: Library of Congress Map Collections, 1544-1996

    "The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. See the immigration & settlement section.
  • An Immigrant's Journey through Ellis Island

  • CastleGarden.org: America's First Immigration Center

    This website offers a "database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the yearEllis Island opened." Search results include name, occupation (if known), age, arrival date, country of origin, and ship. The site also includes a timeline (1804-1999). "Castle Garden, today known as CastleClinton National Monument, is the major landmark within The Battery, ... at the tip of Manhattan. ... [The] Castle was America's first official immigration center."

  • The Highland Clearances

    A Web project to tell the stories of the thousands of Scots evicted from their land who came to Canada and the US in the 1800s. In addition to historical articles, there is a searchable database of individuals and theships they traveled on.

  • Immigration Stories Yesterday and Today - Scholastic

  • Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930 from Harvard

    Photographs, books and pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, and other archival material drawn from the collections of Harvard University that document voluntary immigration to the United States "from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression," and related quantitative data and contextual information.

  • Immigration in the United States

    This IPL pathfinder is a starting point for research on immigration in the United States. This page is designed for history students of all ages, educators, and anyone who wants to explore current immigrations issues. Both print and Internet resources are provided.

  • Center for Immigration Studies -

  • Immigration at the Turn of the 20th Century

  • Immigration Explorer - NY Times - Grades 3 to 12

  • Immigration Graphic -shows geography and time period immigrants

    Immigration Graphic -shows geography and time period immigrants have settled in the United States over the past 130 years.NYT .             
  • American Immigration Council.

  • Immigration Resource Center- Ellis Island

  • Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

    Contains passenger lists compiled from "1892 to 1924, [when] more than 22 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York." Searchable by passenger name. Most entries provide residence, and age and date of arrival. Registration (free) required to view marital status, ship of travel, point of departure, facsimile of ship manifest, and photograph of ship. Includes a timeline "showing forces behind immigration and their impact on the immigrant experience."

  • Un Povero Uomo: An Immigrant's Odyssey in America

    Twenty year old Bartolomeo Vanzetti arrived in New York City on a sultry summer day in 1908. As he passed through Ellis Island, he joined the vast army of immigrants - 20 million people - who came to the US in the early days of the twentieth century.  Click On Begin the journey.