Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Tuesday's Tip: Don't Just Look at Ellis Island
Remember that not every Luxembourger ancestor came through Ellis Island. I've seen many people search the Ellis Island site and get frustrated when they don't find their ancestor. According to the site, you may be searching in the wrong location: Ellis Island wasn't in use until 1892. The site indicates that prior to that date immigrants to New York came through Castle Garden. And they may not have even come through New York. Some Luxembourgers came through New Orleans. Best bet? Check every port.