This time next week, I will have a married son! Yup, we are just days away from our son’s wedding. I’ll be posting pictures on Facebook. You can see them by following me on Facebook. Because I rarely accept friend requests from people I do not know “in real life” … the best way to see my posted pictures is to “Follow” me on Facebook, rather than submitting a friend request. Here’s the URL:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Eliis Island Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Today’s online field trip takes us to Ellis Island, which served as the portal to almost all American immigrants arriving between 1892 and 1954. Although some were turned away, 98 percent of those examined at Ellis Island were allowed into the country. In 1938, my mother, along with her mother and father, were among the new arrivals.
DK Find Out!: Ellis Island
“More than a third of all Americans can trace their family history back to Ellis Island. One of the first things people saw upon arrival on Ellis Island was the Stature of Liberty.” Explore Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty by clicking on any of four hotspots in this interactive feature from Dorling Kindersley. Topics include: Who Came to Ellis Island?, Traveling, Arriving, and the Great Hall.
Ellis Island Foundation
“The Museum tells the inspiring story of the largest human migration in modern history. Between 1892 and 1954, twelve million immigrants were processed at Ellis Island. Today more than 40 percent, or over 100 million, of all living Americans can trace their roots to an ancestor who came through Ellis Island.” Are you the descendant of an Ellis Island immigrant? Search the Ellis Island/Port of New York Records for your family. The search function is free, but registration is required to view the results.
History.com: Ellis Island
Ellis Island is explored from many different perspectives in this collection of twenty-two videos. Topics covered include The Statue of Liberty, Taking the Citizenship Oath, as well as tours of Ellis Island, and a look at the “dark underbelly” of Ellis Island as seen through the eyes of photo journalist Stephen Wilkes. The front page only shows thumbnails of a few of the videos. To see the complete set, first click “Videos (22)” then select “Show All.” The interactive exhibit Then and Now, shows side-by-side photos of Ellis Island (one hundred years ago and present day) taken from the inside, the outside, and from the air.
… Click to continue to Ellis Island
Printables Club Members Also Get …
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Eliis Island Printable
Ellis Island Wikipedia Printable
Statue of Liberty Printable
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Quote of the Week
“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” ~~ Malcolm Forbes ~~ (August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990) publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B.C. Forbes and today run by his son Steve Forbes. There is one other Malcolm Forbes quote at LightaFire.com, and it is also worth reading.
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