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"America... it's a fine Italian name."

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Ellis Island, New York / New Jersey
American Immigrant
Wall of Honor
Castle Clinton/ Castle Garden  
• On August 3,1855, Castle Garden, under lease to the State of New York, was opened as an immigrant landing depot. Only a short time before Castle Garden had been joined to the mainland by fill and fenced off from the rest of the Battery.
Ellis Island Records 
An online searchable database that spans from January 1892 to December 1924.
Immigrant Processing Centers for New York City  
Ellis Island, Castle Garden and Barge Office.
Liberty State Park
National Trust for Historic Preservation
New York Landmarks
New York -
NY Ellis Island
Welcome to Electronic Ellis Island: A Virtual
Heritage Museum

Passenger Lists / Ship Manifest
1903 Ships Project
A volunteer project that is transcribing passenger lists for every ship that arrived in New York in 1903.
Ellis Island Records 
An online searchable database that spans from January 1892 to December 1924.
Finding Passenger Lists 1820's to 1940's (U.S. Ports)  
Lists all the available indexes for USA passenger arrival records from 1820 to the 1940s; includes microfilm roll numbers with both NARA and FHL catalog numbers for passenger records.
A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations  
Immigrant Ships
Transcribers Guild 
Immigration & Ships Passenger Lists Research Guide 
Lou Alfano's GeoCities Web Site
The Olive Tree Genealogy
Search ships passenger lists
( PIE )
As of December 2000: Database contains 6350 records (3306 distinct surnames) Selected ships and voyages (as contributed)
Ship Manifest Extract Forms 
• 1893-1906
Post 1906
Transatlantic Passenger Lists From Calitri, Campania.
What Passenger Lists Are Online? 

Cimorelli Enterprises
Ship / shipline databases
Ellis Island Records 
An online searchable database that spans from January 1892 to December 1924.
Emigration / Ships and Resources
Currently 124 resources
Emigration-ships mailing list To subscribe, just send the command:
subscribe emigration-ships-digest
"How to get Pictures and 
Information on your Ancestor's Ship" 
Lou Alfano’s Immigrant Ship
Information Page

Albany County, New York Naturalization Indexes 
1821-1991 database of naturalization index for Albany County, New York.
Colorado State Archives 
Background history of the United States naturalization process. 
Immigration & Naturalization Service 
Legal Information Institute
Immigration Law: An overview
National Archives: Naturalization Records
( PIE )
Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization
See also the FAQ section.
US Naturalizations
You can search this database by surname, by year, or by Country or place of origin.
Suffolk County, New York 
The complete index to ALL of the Naturalization Records of Suffolk County, New York from the Italian Genealogical Group.
University of Rochester, Department of History

National Archives
Archives Web
National Archives around the world. Categorized by name of country.
Genealogical Research at the National Archives 
Guides to help you prepare for your trip to NARA
( NARA )
National Archives & Records Administration
National Personnel Records Center, Military Records Facility ( NARA ) 

Church of Jesus Christ & Latter Day Saints / LDS
Family Search
From the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints. Ancestor Search searches: Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index, Pedigree Resource File, and web sites (by last name only).
LDS Family History Centers
LDS Home Page

Social Security / Death Index - SSDI
This site is a wonderful reference bookmark. It is also known as the Social Security Index Online. Enter as many fields as you know. The fields are first name, last name, social security number, and SSN issued (state). The information retrieved includes date of birth, date of death, residence information such as zip code, city, county and state, last benefit information, and an estimate date of issue.
FAQ: Obtaining a Copy of a Social Security Number Application
Guide to Freedom if Information
Act Requests
My -SSDI Query Site
Online Searchable Death Indexes for the USA 

State Pages
Illinois State Archives 
National Center for State Courts 
An electronic courthouse. The Technology Information Service provides summaries and links to courthouses currently doing some of their business online.
Vital Records Information -
United States
Where to Write for Vital Records
by Family Tree Maker

Association for Gravestone
Click interesting links
Cemetery Junction
A directory of more than 20,000 cemeteries, arranged by state. Search by cemetery and family name. Links to obituaries and genealogical societies in the U.S, Australia, and Canada.
Cemetery Records Online
Note: Some AOL browsers do not perform well with PicoSearch. The solution is to access the pages from either Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer.
The Connecticut Gravestone
Cemetery do’s and don’ts; cemetery preservation   
Graveyards of Chicago
To Die For

Funeral Homes
Cyndi’s List: Cemeteries and
Funeral Homes
US and Canada funeral home search

ArrangeOnline's National Obituary Archive makes millions of obituaries available to genealogists and family-tree researchers, as well as those seeking information about the most recent deaths in their community. The custom-built archive enables visitors to search not just by name or date but also by hometown, place of birth, place of death, organization membership and numerous identifying criteria.
Cyndi’s List
Obituary Archive Search Engines - This page has keyword searchable engines that will allow surname searches through full text obituaries around the USA.
Note: Some AOL browsers do not perform well with PicoSearch. The solution is to access the pages from either Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer.
The Obituary Daily Times

Blank Census Extract Forms 
Census Online
Census View 
You can buy actual census records on CD-ROM from this site.
Cyndi’s List
Frequently Occuring Names
from the 1990 Census
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Genealogy Page
USGenWeb Census Project

American Military Information Sites
Medal of Honor Citations from the Center for Military History
Military Research Room  
An online resource with historical information and research tips that will help you find your ancestor's military records.
NARA-National Personnel
Records Center, Military Records Facility 
Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy
US Army Center for Military History
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VA's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Home Page
U.S. Merchant Marine
World War I Document Archive  

U.S. Miscellaneous Sites
Federal Bureau of Prisons


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