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Immigration Records Search

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Genealogy is one of the world’s most popular hobbies. The discovery process is exciting, emotional, and oftentimes surprising as you find your grandparents’ immigration records, learn the origins of a family tradition, or perhaps uncover an unknown relative.

Members at the Voyage level and above receive one virtual Immigration Records Search session. You will be teamed with one of our research experts to search the Ellis Island Database for your family’s passenger arrival record – an important stop along your genealogical journey!

Commemorating Your Family History

Heritage Documents

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Ship Manifests were the official records documenting the arrival of passengers to American shores. Today, professional and amateur genealogists turn to Ship Manifests for vital information, including the immigrant’s original name, age upon arrival, occupation, last place of residence, and information about who the passenger is joining.  Showcase the arrival records with commemorative document holder.

The Wall of Honor

Honor your family and heritage at this unique monument to immigration, joining the Museum and nearly one million individuals and families in celebrating who we are and where we came from. The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, located on Ellis Island, is a tribute to immigrants of all eras.

Family History Center

Located in the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum, the American Family Immigration History Center (Family History Center) is home to a vast archive of the immigrant experience. Comprising some 65 million searchable records, this awe-inspiring database gives modern Americans the opportunity to examine immigration documents, find connections to their ancestry and heritage, and offer their own contributions to an ever-growing catalogue of family stories.