Posts Tagged: Ellis Island

Countdown until German Seminar at WRHS

We have one month to go until the Western Reserve Historical Society hosts an all-day German Genealogy Seminar at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle. James M. Beidler will present four presentations under the umbrella title of “Jumping into German Genealogy” there on November 16. The History Center is located at 10825 East Boulevard,

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Logging In To Ellis Island Database

I received a call from a fellow member of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society ( inquiring how to access Ellis Island records these days. A few years ago, when the Ellis Island records were first made available online, I created an account to look up ancestors who might have come to America through Ellis Island.

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Ellis Island Has Reopened after Sandy Repairs

Many Americans have immigrant ancestors who were among the 12 million people entering America through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. If you are like me, you were shocked when you learned about the devastation caused to Ellis Island by Hurricane Sandy as it struck the East Coast on 29 Oct 2012. Damage was so

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