Ellis Island immigrants' oral histories go online

(AP) - History buffs interested in Ellis Island'simmigration story are getting a chance to hear all about it - fromthe people who lived through it.A

NEW YORK - (AP) - History buffs interested in Ellis Island'simmigration story are getting a chance to hear all about it - fromthe people who lived through it.

A collection of oral histories from about 1,700 people whopassed through Ellis Island starting in the late 1890s is goingonline.

The histories had been available to visitors at the immigrationmuseum on Ellis Island, but this is first time they'll be availableto a wider audience. They can be found in the immigration sectionof the Ancestry.com website.

The geneaology website reached out to the National Park Service,which did the interviews, to host them on the Internet.

Over 12 million people passed through Ellis Island between 1892and 1954.

To see the collection of oral historyClick Here

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Officials responded to a report of an assault 1 Police: Man fatally stabbed in East New York
2 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 19
Police shot and killed an armed man after 3 Police shoot, kill robbery suspect on Star Street
Some Bay Ridge residents say they're tired of 4 CB6 wants 2-way toll on Verrazano Bridge
After four tumultuous weeks of governing, President Donald 5 Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE