Monday, November 13, 2017

Could Your Italian Ancestors Have Come Through The Port of New Orleans?

Ellis Island and the port of New York was not the only place that saw mass immigration from Europe. 

During the years, 1884 to 1924, an estimated 290,000 Italian immigrants arrived in New Orleans. They left their country due to economic and political turmoil, setting in the French Quarter District and many setting up shop.

During the years that followed, they moved out of the Quarter and into the surrounding towns and suburbs.

If you are of Italian decent, especially Sicilian, check the online passenger lists for the Port of New Orleans, and the Louisiana Census Records.

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