Just 5 years after it opened, the Georgia pine structures on Ellis Island burned completely to the ground. Fortunately, no one died in the June 1897 fire. But to geneaology buffs, the loss is immeasurable. Most of the immigration records dating from 1855 were destroyed. While a new, fireproof immigration station was being built  on Ellis Island, immigrant processing was transferred back to the Barge Office on the Battery in Lower Manhattan.

Just 5 years after it opened, the Georgia pine structures on Ellis Island burned completely to the ground. Fortunately, no one died in the June 1897 fire. But to geneaology buffs, the loss is immeasurable. Most of the immigration records dating from 1855 were destroyed. While a new, fireproof immigration station was being built on Ellis Island, immigrant processing was transferred back to the Barge Office on the Battery in Lower Manhattan.

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Lufthansa Rocks!

Bruce Springsteen, his mom & 2 aunts at the 2010 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards where Bruce was honored.  Check out his speech. http://bit.ly/Hgqo2d

Bruce Springsteen, his mom & 2 aunts at the 2010 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards where Bruce was honored. Check out his speech. http://bit.ly/Hgqo2d

Richard Meier to be honored at 2012 Ellis Island Family Heritage Award Ceremony April 19

Richard Meier to be honored at 2012 Ellis Island Family Heritage Award Ceremony April 19

An emotional speech from Joe Torre at the 2011 #EllisIsland Family Heritage Awards

An emotional speech from Joe Torre at the 2011 #EllisIsland Family Heritage Awards

#Airport lounges upgraded with new amenities, better food #Lufthansa #Airlines

#Airport lounges upgraded with new amenities, better food #Lufthansa #Airlines

The Little Things: Fresh Red Roses on #Lufthansa #Airlines #Travel

The Little Things: Fresh Red Roses on #Lufthansa #Airlines #Travel

Fur Flies in High-Stakes Airlifts of Animals by #Lufthansa

Fur Flies in High-Stakes Airlifts of Animals by #Lufthansa

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