Do you have ancestors who came through Ellis Island? Today is your day 🙂 The significance of April 17th is that more immigrants passed through Ellis Island on this day than any other. The number was 11, 747.
You can search for you Ellis Island ancestors by visited the Ellis Island website. For best results use the Advance Search page.
Dick Eastman has written an excellent article about our ancestors passage through Ellis Island. It includes some interesting information about the process debunking some well worn myths along the way. Read “Family Stories and Other Myths” by Dick Eastman.