A Historical Look at U.S. Immigration Policy
Graph showing the number of immigrants to the U.S. by decade.
Arnie's Research Guide
Arnie Lang's research guide for immigration records and passenger lists.
Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies
The Balch Institute documents and interprets the ethnic and immigrant experience in the United States.
Books Which Document the History of Immigration
Bibliography of books available at the USC library.
Cimorelli Immigration Manifests Online
Collection of databases comprised of the Morton Allan Directory, M1066 Microfilm series from NARA, various newspaper articles, Internet sources, and personal contributions. Can also search for ships.
Ellis Island to Aid Genealogists
Article about computerized immigration data from ship manifests to be made available. Includes links to on-line classes and a how-to guide relating to immigration research. Presented by Genealogy.com.
From One Life to Another
This site offers a comprehensive look at late 19th and early 20th century immigration, with an emphasis on Irish, Italian, Jewish, and Swedish immigration. Visitors to the site can read interesting articles, test their knowledge, find their relative through genealogy links, and even add their own content.
Hamburg: Link to Your Roots
A project to make Emigration Lists available to genealogists.
Immigrant Arrivals: A Guide To Published Sources
Research guide and bibliography presented by the Library of Congress.
Immigrant Genealogy Society
Information on the society and its German emphasis.
The travel and arrival of immigrants to Ellis Island as presented by Liberty State Park.
Immigrants to Canada in the Nineteenth Century
The information on these pages has been extracted from various government records, as well as the odd shipping record (mostly from the Allan Line). It contains voyage accounts, emigration information, lists of ships sailing to Canada, information on the ports, and on the people.
Immigration History Research Center
The IHRC at the University of Minnesota is an international resource on American immigration and ethnic history. It maintains archival and library collections, sponsors academic and public programs, and publishes bibliographic and scholarly works.
Immigration in the Guilded Age and Progressive Era
Bibliographic essay by Donna R. Gabaccia.
Immigration: The Living Mosaic of People, Culture, and Hope
Covers several different ethnic groups' introduction to the U.S. Includes timeline of immigration, personal stories of both immigrants and workers at Ellis Island, and a discussion of The Statue of Liberty.
Locating Ship Passenger Lists
Article by Myra Vanderpool Gormley, C.G. hosted at Genealogy.com.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
New York's Tenement Museum focuses on America's urban immigrant history. The Museum's site features program information, directions, hours and online tickets and reservations.
The place to go for tracking your ancestors as they moved.
National Archives and Records Administration
Information regarding the passenger lists that are available (and not available) and how to obtain copies of them.
National Archives of Canada
A description of the passenger arrival records in Canada, 1865-1935, and their availability.
The State Historical Society of Wisconsin describes how to obtain naturalization records.
New York State Library: Genealogy: Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestors
Immigration resources at the New York State Library.
Primer of Emigration & Immigration
PGSA's introduction to migration, ports of entry, ship passenger lists,and naturalization records.
The Tide of Emigration
This article in the "Illustrated London News," July 6, 1860, describes emigration from Ireland and the United Kingdom and the journey across the Atlantic.
Thirteen Reasons Our Ancestors Migrated
Article by George G. Morgan.
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