Ellis Island Immigrants

Discussion of the CNJ (aka the Jersey Central) and predecessors Elizabethtown and Somerville, and Somerville and Easton, for the period 1831 to its inclusion in ConRail in 1976. The historical society site is here: http://www.jcrhs.org/

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Ellis Island Immigrants

Post by CLamb » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:42 pm

I've seem numerous statements that the majority of immigrants landing at Ellis Island who didn't go to New York embarked on their journeys on the CNJ but I've never seen any references to original sources on this. Do any of you folks know of any original sources? I wonder if there are any Ellis Island ticket sales records preserved.

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Re: Ellis Island Immigrants

Post by 25Hz » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:37 am

http://books.google.com/books?id=LkXXZf ... nt&f=false" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There is info on two historic societies that may have further details on immigrants use of CNJ from ellis island.
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