Ellis Island was in its heyday from 1892 to 1954. Millions and millions of people came through those gates on boats, to start a new life here in America. My two great-grandmother and great-grandfathers on my dad's side, and my grandmother and grandfather on my mothers side, came through Ellis Island.
Ellis Island means something to everyone here on the Island. I don't care who you are, how much money you do and don't have, what color you are, what religion you are, what anything you are, if you live in the city, Long Island, and most of the eastern states, your family roots can be traced back to this red bricked building.
When you stand in the Great Hall, you can get the feeling of all the people that came through this building over 120 years ago. I strongly suggest going to see this incredible National Monument, and to get on the computer and to see the documents, and the ships, and the pictures associated with the early members of your family.
So again I strongly suggest that you go and visit Ellis Island, and I hope you enjoyed the post!
Have you ever been to Ellis Island? If so, did you like it? Would you want to go to Ellis Island?
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