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Ellis Island immigration

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Social Studies +1 Age Level Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
Items from the immigration process for "new" immigrants through Ellis Island.

From 1892 to 1954 over 12 million immigrants were processed at Ellis Island. In fact, there are estimates that almost 40% of US citizens today can trace at least one ancestor to those who passed through Ellis Island. Most immigrants that went through Ellis Island were Europeans, Syrian, Turkish, or Armenians. Explore the collection to understand what it was like to immigrate to the US through Ellis Island.