How Far Back Do Records Go?



NATIVE AMERICANS
AFRICAN AMERICANS

150 years

GREEK,  IRISH
200 years

ENGLISH
300 years

SCOTS,  SCANDINAVIAN
FRENCH,  ITALIAN

400 years

GERMANIC,  SLAVIC
500 years

SWISS
600 years

SPANISH
1,000 years

The Genealogist, Conejo Valley




ANCESTORS ARRIVALS


Most immigrants were processed in these facilities if they arrived at the Port of New York City between 1 August 1855 and the end of 1924:

1 August 1855 to 18 April 1890 - CASTLE GARDEN

19 April 1890 to 31 December 1891 - BARGE OFFICE

1 January 1892 to 13 June 1897 - ELLIS ISLAND

14 June 1897 to 16 December 1900 - BARGE OFFICE

17 December 1900 to 31 December 1924 - ELLIS ISLAND


Following World War I, immigration quotas were improved, and by 1954 the flow of immigrants decreased to the point where Ellis Island was closed.




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