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Landing at Ellis Island
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Devoted to African American genealogy. Site offers chat, message boards, surnames lists, and more.
Castle Garden (1820-1892)
Castle Garden was the precursor to Ellis Island. Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.
Ellis Island (1892-1924)
There's no cost. Registration allows you to view complete records.
Finding Passenger Lists & Immigration Records (1820-1940)
List of indexes of passenger lists for ships that sailed to the U.S. from 1820-1940. Some information may require subscription.
GENUKI is one of the best umbrella sites for Ireland and, in fact, all of the British Isles.
Good for Jewish & East European genealogy. Watch for helpful tutorials on ethnic genealogy offered by the major sites
Overview of the history of ethnic groups in the U.S. in alphabetical order.
National Archives: Immigration Record
Passengers arrivals and border crossings. Includes some online indexes.