Ellis Island was owned by a New Jersey merchant-farmer named Samuel Ellis during the American Revolution. After his death the State of New York purchased the island for $10,000.00.It was later sold to the U.S. Federal government.
Going to the library to research? Don't forget to take money for photocopies.
New York State took a state census in the years: 1790 (Albany County), 1825, 1835, 1845, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915 and 1925.
The most important type of land record is a deed. The deed is a document conveying title of property from one party to another.
Nebraska held a state census in the following years: 1855 and 1885.
Looking for a Native American ancestor? It's important to learn the history of the Indian tribe you think your ancestor belonged to.
[Native American Research]
DO NOT take original documents on your rsearch trips. Make copies instead.