Ellis Island immigrants' oral histories go online

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

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