8 Facts About Ellis Island

Ellis Island has become a symbol of immigration in the U.S., a symbol of the foreign heritage most of us share as Americans. Ellis Island is also incredibly important to most genealogists in the U.S. because, chances are, their ancestors passed through the Ellis Island Immigration Center during its tenure as the U.S.’s primary portal. To give our readers an idea of just how much of a role Ellis Island played in American history, we created this infographic and included the documentary below. Hope you enjoy it!


Ellis Island then and now

Ellis Island Then and Now

Source: http://www.history.com/interactives/ellis-island