In operation from 1892 to 1954, over 12 million immigrants came to this country through Ellis Island. This website contains searchable passenger lists, information about ships that came through this port, and photographs. Users must sign up for a free account to access some services.
This site offers a collection of census records, Freedman’s Bank records, and Revolutionary War-era records. You can also search over 28,000 family and local history publications, as well as the Periodical Source Index, which includes local genealogy newsletters from around the country. Note: off-site use requires a MI driver’s license.