Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum
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Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum
Between the early 1890s and the mid-1950s, some 12 million immigrants began their new lives in the United States by passing through this New York Harbor island processing station. Today, the descendants of those immigrants comprise more than half the population of the United States. Modern-day visitors to the island (who arrive by boat, as their ancestors might once have done) can explore the site, now a museum filled with interactive exhibits; they can also search passenger records for the names of immigrant family members.
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