Below are links to start you on your journey to discovering why people left their homelands and traveled to America.
The Internet Resources
- Move through this online exhibit, and experience Ellis Island as one of over 12 million immigrants have in the past.
Immigration in American Memory
- The American Memory collections offer rich and varied primary resources pertaining to immigration. Search American Memory for hundreds of items about migration, immigration, and emigration.
The American Immigration Home Page
- The American Immigration Home Page was started as a part of a school project for a 10th grade American History Class. The project was meant to give information as to how immigrants not only were treated, but also why they decided to come to America
- You can get immigration data already set up in an Excel spreadsheet at this Web site.