What lengths would you take?

What hardships would you endure?

How far would you travel to build a better life for you and your family?


If you answered "Whatever it takes," these stories are for you.


Listen to stories of American families who immigrated through Ellis Island and prepare yourself to learn about one of the largest migrations in world history. Ellis Island is where more than 12 million people began their new life and 40% of the population of The United State can trace their roots - where lives were determined and destinies were forged. 

These are some of their stories.