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WWW.ELLISISLAND.ORG ANNOUNCES RELAUNCH WITH IMPROVED SEARCH AND NEW LEARNING CENTER
In celebration of Family History Month, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. today announced the official re-launch of its award-winning website -- www.ellisisland.org -- featuring improved navigation, retooled and advanced search capabilities, as well as family history research tips and forms, free to all users. The newly revamped site, which contains 25 million ships’ passenger records covering entry through the Port of New York and Ellis Island from 1892-1924, first launched on April 17, 2001 to critical acclaim and a deluge of traffic. To date the site has received over 6 billion hits. New features offered include:
“We have paid close attention to the feedback we have been receiving from the millions of people who have used our website over the past three years,” said Stephen A. Briganti, President and CEO of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. “We are proud of the work we have done so far and pleased to unveil these exciting new features and improvements as an extension of our continued service to all families involved in tracing the lives of their immigrant ancestors.” To try these new features out for yourself or for more information on The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, visit: www.EllisIsland.org A variety of additional features are scheduled to be phased in over the coming weeks.