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To­day, El­lis Is­land is a pop­u­lar tourist at­trac­tion, but is also home to a large and in­for­ma­tive ar­chive de­tail­ing its com­plex his­tory. Its Pas­sen­ger Record Ar­chive can be ac­cessed in per­son at the Amer­i­can Fam­ily Im­mi­gra­tion His­tory Cen­ter (AFIHC), which is ac­tu­ally in the El­lis Is­land Na­tional Mu­seum

The pens at El­lis Is­land Registry Room or Great Hall. These peo­ple have passed the first men­tal in­spec­tion

The El­lis Is­land im­mi­gra­tion sta­tion in 1905 – the sec­ond build­ing on the site, the orig­i­nal hav­ing burned down in 1897

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