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NATIONAL ELLIS ISLAND FAMILY HISTORY DAY – April 17

National Ellis Island Family History Day - April 17

NATIONAL ELLIS ISLAND FAMILY HISTORY DAY

National Ellis Island Family History Day is held annually on April 17th.  “Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1924.”  On this day in 1907, just under 12,000 names were recorded as passing through Ellis Island.  During all of  1907, over one million immigrants were processed through Ellis Island.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #EllisIslandFamilyHistoryDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

On April 17, 2001, the first National Ellis Island Family History Day was observed.  It was by official proclamation of our nation’s governors that April 17 be designated as “National Ellis Island Family History Day.”

For more information on Ellis Island, visit http://www.ellisisland.org/Eiinfo/Press_HISTORY_DAY.asp

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