My new Immigrant Ancestors Guide is now available.

Discovering Immigrant Ancestors Chap 5

Discovering Immigrant Ancestors has 25 pages of active links to essential and little-known resources on immigration and naturalization for European ancestors arriving at all ports in the United States.. In this Sassy Jane Genealogy Guide, you’ll also learn how ancestors made the decision to leave Europe, and what it was like to journey to America and pass through immigration inspections to start new lives.

Using resources of the National ArchivesLibrary of Congress, academic archives, and genealogy records, Discovering Immigrant Ancestors covers the complete immigration experience of your ancestors, with resources that will advance your family history research.

Even if your ancestors arrived at North American ports other than New York, this Sassy Jane Genealogy Guide provides insight into the immigration experience, and resources for passenger lists, naturalization and alien records, and immigration guides that focus your research.

Discovering Immigrant Ancestors is an illustrated 77-page color PDF. An iBooks format for your iPad is also available upon request. For more information or to order, click here.


Discovering Immigrant Ancestors

There are five chapters and three appendices in this book:

  • Leaving the Old World

  • Voyaging to the New World

  • Arriving in New York –Customs House
    –Castle Garden
    –Barge Office
    –Ellis Island

  • Staying in America

  • Finding Migration Records

Appendix A: Sassy Jane Guides

Appendix B. Bibliography

Appendix C: Immigrant Accounts