Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Immigration Records and other Genealogy topics.
Although many immigration records, including those from Ellis Island, are available online, every genealogist will eventually need to visit a library or archive in search of these and other records.
The place to start is with your own local library! Find the main libraries in your town or region and become familiar with their historical and genealogical sections. You'll be amazed at how much information even the smallest local library has or can obtain via interlibrary lending.