Ellis Island Family History Day

Ellis Island Family History Day is observed next on Thursday, April 17th, 2025 (309 days from today).

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April 17th is considered as Ellis Island Family History Day every year.

Why National Ellis Island Family History Day?

Ellis Island is an immigrant terminal between New York and New Jersey, founded in 1892 and operating as a destination for millions of new immigrants for more than sixty years.

Ellis Island Family History Day is a proclamation made by legislators in order to honor the achievements and sacrifices made for America by those, their loved ones, and their extended family members moving to America through Ellis Island.

The new amenities are the advantages from Castle Garden. However, for some people, the huge, vast and open environment proved to be an intimidating challenge Thousands of individuals from many countries and peoples gathered in one area.

Putting a foot on Ellis Island is so difficult that almost people know and consider it as a perilous journey, which was a thrilling and challenging event for every people. Others people consider their visit to Ellis Island as a start of a positive future. However, unfortunately, others have been excluded by the authorities because of a number of factors.

During National Ellis Island Family History Day, a crowded registration portal will be appeared in the US that recognized by providing electronic access to its data. It was the first time that Ellis Island documents were passed to their descendants depends on this effort. As a result, millions of families have been able to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors in ways they were never able to achieve before.

History of National Island Family History Day

From 1892 to 1924, Ellis Island in New York was the entry point for millions of immigrants seeking to enter the United States. April 17th is designated in memory of Ellis Island; after that, on this day in 1907, there were more immigrants than just about every day in the island's history approximately 11,747 people.

People immigrated to the United States from all over the world over the course of several decades. Some are escaping the violence and political turmoil, while others want to start over.

More than 12 million individuals passed through Ellis Island on the day it was decommissioned in 1954. It is difficult to overestimate the impact this had on the development of the national community.

On November 12, 1954, Ellis Island closed all 33 towers and was deemed a surplus property of the government. However, it returned to the community in 1976, with hour-long group tours dedicated to the "main landing facility".

When the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Inc. received $160 million in construction funding in 1984, the greatest restoration in American history began. There were about 40 million visits since the opening of the Ellis Island Immigrant Memorial from September 1990.

More than 2 million visitors come to visit the Island and the U.S. Immigrant Honor Wall each year, making it the largest inscribed monument in the world.

How to celebrate National Island Family History Day

Do you have any acquaintances who immigrated to Ellis Island? Explore your ancestral roots and follow in your ancestors' footsteps. Have you ever been curious about your name? Why not try to uncover the history behind your family's name or learn about their experiences when they arrived in a new land. There are many documents that show some facts about their lives and immigration’s reasons.

Through the website ellisisland.org, you can discover the history of famous immigrants in the clearest way. You can also search passenger lists and follow clues about your family's past. While you do your research, take a tour and learn the basics of your ancestry and genealogy. It's very interesting! Be sure to share your experience learning about 7 Deserving Ellis Island Immigrants or how you feel about this holiday so more people know about this special holiday of the year by using the hashtag #EllisIslandFamilyHistoryDay on social media in order to spread to everyone in the world.


Ellis Island Family History Day has been observed annually on April 17th.


Monday, April 17th, 2023

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

Thursday, April 17th, 2025

Friday, April 17th, 2026

Saturday, April 17th, 2027

Also on Thursday, April 17th, 2025

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