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Genealogy: Immigration by Port and Ethnic Groups

National and Ethnic Heritage

Delaware and Regional


America is woven of many strands; I would recognize them and let it so remain.

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man. Epilogue, pg. 577

Arrivals by Port


There were two official immigration reception centers in New York: Castle Garden and Ellis Island.

The five major U.S. arrival ports for immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries: New York, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Orleans.

National/Ethnic Groups