Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and the National Archives: The Search for Family Roots

You may recall back at the beginning of August, Castle Garden’s immigration records becoming available online. Mike Nowatzki has published an article for The Forum (North Dakota and Minnesota) giving more information about Castle Garden, as well as mentioning that Barry Moreno, who is the “librarian and historian for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York City”, will be speaking at the 30th annual Family History Workshop at Minnesota State University (Moorhead).

It’s called Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and the National Archives: The Search for Family Roots

Excerpt from the article:

Before Ellis Island, there was Castle Garden.

The landing station in lower Manhattan in New York City welcomed 8.2 million immigrants from 1855 to 1890, including many Germans and Scandinavians who settled in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Castle Garden has faded from America’s collective memory, but the names of those who passed through its stone walls are now easier than ever to find

If you live in the Eastern North Dakota or Northwestern Minnesota, this would be an event that any genealogist would be hard-pressed to ignore.

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