As usual, something stumbled across led to further exploration.
In this case, there is an article on line, “How Immigrants Are Inspected at Ellis Island circa 1903”, from an article published in 1905. It gives a fascinating insight into the inspection process that our ancestors, who immigrated during the peak years, endured.
Being the curious person that I am, I then checked out the website where the article is found, the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives; the efforts of one person -- Paul K. Gjenvick.
Launched on January 1, 2000, the GG Archives offers access to more than 10,000 documents and photographs, including passenger lists, original immigrant passage contracts, steamship brochures, immigration related documents and much more.
There is also an associated Facebook (FB) page. A great way to keep up on what’s new on the website.
If like me, you are researching immigrant ancestors, it is worth a check. Even if you don’t find your ancestors included, resources like the Ellis Island Immigration Experience (an extension of the article first mentioned) and A Guide to Immigration Resources at the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives (created for youth and interesting to adults as well!) are very helpful. Did I mention that the website is FREE?
What was your favorite find on the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives website?
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