Ellis Island Resources

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&#149 Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life by Roger Daniels (HarperCollins, $17)

&#149 A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Immigrant & Ethnic Ancestors by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack (Betterway Books, $18.99)

&#149 Ellis Island and the Peopling of America by Virginia Yans-McLaughlin and Marjorie Lightman (New Press, $19.95)

&#149 Ellis Island Interviews: In Their Own Words by Peter Morton Coan (Checkmark, $16.95)

&#149 Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States by Christina K. Schaefer (Genealogical Publishing Co., $25)

&#149 Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals: A Select Catalog of the National Archives Microfilm Publications, second edition (National Archives Trust Fund Board, $3.50; also online at )

&#149 Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: A Guide to Published Arrival Records of about 500,000 Passengers who Came to the United States and Canada in the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries by P. William Filby (multi-volume reference, available in libraries)

&#149 Ships of Our Ancestors by Michael J. Anuta (Genealogical Publishing Co., $34.95)

&#149 The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook by Tom Bernardin (Tom Bernardin, $17.95)

&#149 They Became Americans: Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins by Loretto Dennis Szucs (Ancestry, $19.95)

&#149 They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Ship, revised edition, by John Philip Colletta (Ancestry, $9.95)

&#149 Family Archives: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: 2000 Edition, 1500s-1900s (Family Tree Maker CD #354, $59.99, order from 800-567-2730 or

Web Sites
&#149 Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Volunteer project transcribing ship passenger lists.

&#149 KinShips
Order prints of your ancestor’s ship.

&#149 Immigration and Ships Passenger Lists Research Guide
Step-by-step how-to.

&#149 Cyndi’s List: Ships and Passenger Lists
Excellent starting point.