American Memory at the Library of Congress
Excellent and well-organized source for: vocabulary, cooking, interviews, and immigration histories of Native Americans, Africans, Germans, Irish, Scandinavians, Italians, Japanese Mexicans, Chinese Puerto Ricans/Cubans, Polish/Russians. Includes Timeline and where groups settled
Plymouth Plantation, English Colonists
Major Ports from which immigrants left Europe (in capitol letters)
Articles on Irish, Italian, Swedish & Jewish Immigration
General Immigration Information
Ellis Island Exhibit
Overview of the procedures at Ellis Island; statistics on numbers of immigrants
Ellis Island On-Line
You can search your family name, find the name of the ship they came on and get general information about the immigrant experience. Warning: trying to find your family can be very frustrating!
Something for everyone! English, German, Jewish, Italian, Irish, Japanese, Chinese & African immigration info.
Angel Island History
Visit the Tenement Museum & take a virtual tour of the kind of place many immigrants lived in New York City
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