13 October 2011

Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society Program -- "Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears: The Story of Ellis Island"


Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society invites you to their upcoming program: 

"Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears: The Story of Ellis Island"
Presented by Sharon Hodges

Wednesday, October 19,  
Handley Regional Library 
100 W. Piccadilly Street, Winchester, Virginia

Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor, served as the site of America's first Federal immigration station. From 1892 to 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered the United States through Ellis Island. Today, the approximately 100 million living descendants of these Ellis Island immigrants account for more than 40% of the country's population.

Come and join us on October 19th at the Handley Regional Library in Winchester, Virginia to learn what you can discover about your ancestors that may have immigrated through Ellis Island.

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Everyone is welcome!! Free and open to the public!!




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