Posts Tagged ‘Ellis Island’

Happy 20th Anniversary,
Ellis Island Immigrant Database!

What a difference two decades make By Megan Smolenyak In April of 2001, a miracle occurred. Well, it certainly seemed that way at the time. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (SOLEIF) opened the American Family Immigration History Center (AFIHC), launching an online database — digitized and indexed — of the passenger records of millions ofRead more..

A Teacher Learns A Lesson

By Tom Deignan About a month ago, if you’d asked me how things were going, I could only shrug.  Busy, busy, busy. My day job as an English teacher sends me on an hour and 45 minute trek from New Jersey to Brooklyn  – at a high school Mondays through Fridays, and a college onRead more..

A Taste of Freedom on Ellis Island

New York Museum presents a drama about the 20th century immigrant experience. ℘℘℘ Of the many reasons for taking the ferry out to Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation’s current production, A Taste of Freedom is certainly on top of the list. Written by the playwright Aurorae Khoo, the twenty-five minute drama follows theRead more..

Ellis Island in Cyber Space

In April of 2001 Ellis Island opened its doors to more people than ever before with the launching of their web site, www.ellisislandrecords.com. The site contains essentially all the immigration records the famous gateway to America has stored. Compiling such an enormous amount of information seemed as vast and daunting as the ocean the immigrantsRead more..