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A project collecting stories of Chinese-Americans who were detained at Angel Island, San Francisco

http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~hist264a/rootexam.htm- "Roots" papers written by students at SUNY — Binghamton

http://www.pbs.org/kcet/newamericans/

http://www.buber.net/Basque/Diaspora/Immigrant/ - Stories of immigrants from Basque

Italian American Cultural Organization Honoring Families Who Emigrated to America from Southern Italy and Sicily

Historical Information:

http://www.cleaningservicenewyorkcity.com/new-york-city-ellis-island.html More good information about Ellis Island and a good list of the amount of information available from there. Suggested by the kids at Enriching Kids Program. Thanks, guys! It’s a great resource!

http://www.ukimmigrants.org - Database of over 200,000 passengers who arrived at the United States from Ireland between 1846 through 1851

http://www.famineships.info - Searchable database of records on over half a million passengers who arrived at the United States between 1846 through 1851 and identified their country of origin as Ireland or ethnicity as Irish.

http://www.russianimmigrants.org - Records on over half a million passengers who arrived at the United States between 1834 through 1897 and identified their country of origin or nationality as Armenia, Finland, Galicia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Russian Poles, or Ukraine.

Ellis Island Immigration Museum - About the CD-ROM of The Ellis Island Experience

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f//angel/bamford.htm – Angel Island - from a 1917 book

http://www1.umn.edu/ihrc/ - Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

http://www.nmajh.org/exhibitions/caj/index.htm - About Jewish immigrants and creating the American Jew

Books:

Desireable Daughters

Lost in America: A Journey with My Father by Sherwin B. Nuland

Ellis Island Interviews by Peter Morton Coan

Toward a Better Life: America's New Immigrants in Their Own Words--from Ellis Island to the Present by Peter M. Coan

Red Blues: Voices from the Last Wave of Russian Immigrants (Ellis Island Series) by Dennis Shasha and Marina Shron (Jun 2002)

Researching family histories:

Genealogy: Advice for Effective Searches

Family Tree Searcher - Find Family Trees Easily

http://www.storypreservation.com/home.html - A resource for capturing family and life stories

Ellis Island

Family Treemaker Online

Ancestry.com

Genealogy.com

Cyndi's List.com

Other interesting sites:

http://www.uscitizenship.info/a-guide-for-ins-terms - for help with attaining citizenship

http://www.unhcr.ch/ - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), formed to help the world's refugees.

An artist who is foreign born incorporates his dual cultural connections in his work

Poetry of Angel Island

PDF: Highlights of the 2000 US Census findings - concerning foreign born people

 

 

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Email me:-- Gretchen Morgan, stories @ immigrantjourneys.com (take out the spaces), P.O. Box 661467, Sacramento, CA 95866-1467

 
 
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