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Steve Morse, host of, has created great search tools for searching the Ellis Island database as well as passenger lists for other ports of entry. His search tools also makes it much easier to search the censuses from the subscription sites and—a long list of search fields makes them especially useful in narrowing the hunt for missing relatives in the censuses. There are also several other useful tools and genealogical aids available on his site, as well as applications that will enable you to create search tools for your own databases.

Making of America Digital Collections

The Making of America Digital Collections, provided by Cornell University and the University of Michigan , have collaborated in an endeavor to preserve and digitalize a significant body of primary sources related to development of the U.S. infrastructure. Try out the Subject Browsing feature through which you can access more than one hundred volumes recently added that focus on New york City.

American Memory Digital Collections

Through the American Memory Digital Collections, provided by the Library of Congress, you can access material that has contributed to American History and Culture. This includes documents and sound recordings that chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that have shaped and continue to shape America.

Olive Tree Genealogy

The Olive Tree Genealogy site is a great resource for New York genealogical research, especially for researching 17th & 18th Century ancestors.

Digital Librarian

The Digital Librarian is a huge compilation of Digital Archives on the Internet listed by subject.