From now until March 17th, Ancestry.com is offering free access to select databases in their U.S. Immigration Collection.

Whether they began in Ireland or Italy, you can explore your international roots with FREE ACCESS to select global immigration collections — including some just-added records. And as a valued subscriber, we’re letting you in two days ahead of everybody else.

Learn about an ancestor’s voyage to America in passenger lists. Or find out if they traveled by land in border crossings.

Fascinating immigration stories are here for you to discover. Start now

*Free access expires March 17 at midnight ET

So… take a peek and see who you can find while the lookin’ is free! I’m still sifting through John McGraws who immigrated from Ireland to the U.S. during the Potato Famine, which is like looking through a needle in a haystack, but I do hope you have much better luck!

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Copyright © by Elizabeth O’Neal

Elizabeth is a professional genealogist, writer, and consultant. Likes: long walks in the cemetery, and the smell of old courthouse books. Dislikes: people who copy stuff off the internet without giving credit, and county clerks who can't tell the difference between Eastern and Pacific time zones. Secretly hopes her daughter will one day develop an interest in family history (but no luck so far).

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