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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 25 million Port of New York passenger arrival records and 900 ship pictures circa 1892–1924, allows you to explore your own family’s arrival in America. Find, store and purchase documents containing information about your ancestors, which can also be accessed online at Nearby the Center, in the historic railroad ticket office, 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.

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