When asked the question, "What race of people do you believe make the best soldiers?" His reply: "The Scots who came to this country by way of Ireland. Because they have all the dash of the Irish in taking up a position and all the stubborness of the Scots in holding it." (Gen. Robert E. Lee)
Becoming a United States citizen in 1940 #alberteinstein | Albert Einstein is congratulated by Judge Phillip Forman after receiving his certificate of American citizenship during a ceremony held in Trenton, New Jersey on October 1, 1940. (Photo: Al Aumuller/Library of Congress)
Before the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island there was Castle Garden. Most people believe that if their ancestors arrived through the port of New York that they arrived through Ellis Island. However, if your ancestors immigrated before January 1, 1892 and arrived through the port of New York, they would have had to go through Castle Garden.