The Museum of the Moving Image houses the largest repository of moving images in the country, and shows classic films at its theater.The Ditmars neighborhood in Astoria, Queens has a lot to offer, from food and recreation, to great architecture and holiday celebrations.

These nationwide sources include many references to people who settled in New York.

The Tracing Immigrant Origins Wiki article introduces the principles, search strategies, and additional record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor's original hometown.

Residents of the Ditmars section love this part of Astoria, and rightly so.

Where to find live music all around Astoria and Long Island City.

Ellis Island records are available online at: and the earlier Castle Garden records are at: although they are not yet complete. These contain the names, ages, and countries of origin.

After 1897 they usually give the last residence and final destination in the United States.

The Family History Library has the lists from: Book indexes by vessel line (1906–1926).

These indexes to passengers are arranged annually by the name of the shipping line and date of arrival.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Many early immigrants are named in: Federal Immigration Lists. The National Archives does have some unmicrofilmed manifests and baggage lists for 1798–1819 that mention passengers' names.