Immigration and Naturalization Resources at Torrance Public Library
The best Internet resource is Cyndislist for Immigration . For the Ellis Island passenger records database for 1892-1924, see Ellis Island On-Line .
|Carmack, Sharon, A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Immigrant and Ethnic Ancestors , Cincinnati, OH: Betterway, 2000. Also in the Reference Collection.|
How to identify and trace your immigrant ancestor back to their arrival in the U.S. using sources that will help determine origins in other countries.
|Colletta, John, They Came in Ships , Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2002. Also in the Reference Collection.|
How to locate your ancestor in ship passenger lists. Older editions in circulation.
|Neagles, James, Locating Your Immigrant Ancestor , Logan, UT: Everton, 1986. Also in the Reference Collection.|
How to locate naturalization records in the U.S. before 1906 when the U.S. government began collecting them.
|Schaefer, Christina, Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States , Baltimore: GPC, 1997|
Identifies all repositories of naturalization records including types of records held, dates of coverage, and locations of original and microfilm records. Also in the Reference Collection
|Shea, Jonathan, Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide , Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu, 1994. Also in the Reference Collection.|
Finding naturalization records and ethnic origins.
|Szucs, Loretto, Ellis Island , provo, UT: Ancestry, 2000.|
An overview of the history and process of immigration together with instructions on las to locate immigrant ancestors.
|Szucs, Loretto, They Became Americans; Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins , Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998. Also in the Reference Collection.|
|Tepper, Michael, American Passenger Arrival Records , Baltimore: GPC, 1993. Also in the Reference Collection.|
An explanation of passenger arrival records including what they contain where they can be found, and how they can be used.