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Ellis Island/American Family Immigration History Center

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The American Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island, an archive of more than 50 million Port of New York passenger arrival records and 900 ship pictures circa 1892–1957, allows you to explore your family’s arrival in America. Find, store and purchase documents containing information about your ancestors, which can also be accessed online at Near the Center, you'll find the exhibit "Journeys: The Peopling of America 1550-1890," which tells the story of immigration prior to the opening of Ellis Island. A Path Through History attraction.

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