This is my daughter taking pictures. Our visit here taught her a little about her Great-Grandmother and helped establish her family history.

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  1. Do you want your children and grandchildren connected to their past?
  2. Do you want them to know about their family history?
  3. Do you want to establish family connections?

If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions and your ancestors entered North America through The Ellis Island Immigration Station during the years 1892 to 1954, I’d recommend visiting Ellis Island.

What is Ellis Island Today?

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum opened on September 10, 1990 with the goal of educating people about the immigrant experience. It includes exhibits and artefacts that vibrantly bring this chapter of history to life. The Museum is a tremendous resource for those conducting genealogical research.

A Special Mother-Daughter Experience

My Nana, Caterina Spagnuolo Andreoli Perri, landed at Ellis Island on January 13, 1913 and I took my daughter there several years ago. I wanted her to learn a little about her Great-Grandmother as well as continue my genealogical research to solve family mysteries.

The following photographs are from our visit and I hope you enjoy them. Please note that I have already posted two pictures about Ellis Island with my previous blog entitled “Unlocking Family Mysteries With Ellis Island, New York.”

Have you visited The Ellis Island Immigration Museum? Have you taken your children or grandchildren there yet? What was your experience like? I’d welcome your comments.

Ferry to Ellis Island

My daughter and I took a ferry from Battery Park in New York City to The Ellis Island Immigration Museum located on Ellis Island in the New York harbour.

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty welcomed my daughter and me just as she had my Nana Caterina. What a lovely family connection for us to share!

Registry Room on Ellis Island

5,000 immigrants a day passed through the Registry Room on their way to inspection. My daughter was around the same age as Nana Caterina when she landed at Ellis Island.