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Machine Foundation Paper Piecing : Houses design by Johanna Masko. This would be cool with ancestral images in the windows, etc is an educational project of The Battery Conservancy. This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. #gentipjar #genealogy #immigration

Before Ellis Island there was Castle Garden..New York 1855-1890. My husbands great, great grandfather, Carlo Spini, from Sondrio, Italy, made his way to the United States via, Castle Garden, New York. (1882).

Coming to America: Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor, served as the site of American's first Federal immigration station. From 1892 to 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered the United States through Ellis Island. Today the approximately 100 million living descendants of these Ellis Island immigrants account for more than 40% of the country's population. #Historic

Ellis Island family-- probably this is similar to what my husband's mother and her family looked like when they entered Ellis Island from