The web sites listed on this page are intended for use by researchers, teachers, students, or anyone interested in learning more about immigration to the United States. Some are historical web sites similar to Immigration to the US that provide access to immigration research guides, online documents and records, and statistics. Others are genealogical web sites that provide data about ancestry or specific individuals. Web sites listed in the last section on datasets contain either contemporary or historical immigration data. The selections in Immigration to the US focus on voluntary immigration to the United States.
For access to digital information on the African diaspora and recent interpretations of the African-American migration experience, begin your search with the selected web sites noted below under "African-American Migration Experience."
The links on this page are selected for their unique or thorough contributions to the topic, and sites produced by governmental, cultural, or academic institutions have been favored.
History of Immigration
BallinStadt Museum, Hamburg
Library of Congress: "American Memory: The Learning Page—Immigration"
National Park Service: Ellis Island
Peopling North America: "Population Movements and Migrations"
The Statue of Liberty—Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
University of Minnesota: "Immigration History Research Center"
Educational Web Sites About Immigration
PBS: American Experience: "Chicago, City of the Century: Decades of Immigration"
PBS: Destination America: "US Immigration"
African-American Migration Experience
BBC: "The Story of Africa: Slavery"
Library of Congress: "African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection, 1818–1907"
Mystic Seaport: "Exploring Amistad"
New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience"
PBS: Africans in America: "America's Journey Through Slavery"
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and University of Virginia: "The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record"
"France in America"
GWM: Directory of Genealogy Libraries in the U.S.
Harvard University Archives: "Biography Research Guide"
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Library of Congress: "Local History and Genealogy Reading Room"
National Archives: "Chinese Immigration Records"
National Archives: "Genealogists/Family Historians"
National Archives: "Immigration Records"
National Archives: "Naturalization Records"
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS): "New England Ancestors"
University of Aberdeen: "Scottish Emigration Database"
The USGenWeb Project
Historical Immigration Data
Campbell J. Gibson and Emily Lennon, "Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 1850–1990"
Geospatial and Statistical Data Center, University of Virginia Library: "Historical Census Browser, 1790–1960"
Harvard-MIT Data Center
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR): "Historical, Demographic, Economic, and Social Data: The United States, 1790-2002"
National Historical Geographic Information System
Contemporary Immigration Data
US Census Bureau: "Ancestry"
US Census Bureau: "Census 2000 Briefs and Special Reports"
US Census Bureau: "Foreign-Born Population"
US Census Bureau: "Hispanic Population of the United States"
US Census Bureau: "Immigration"