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Richmond County NYC researchers may not quite imagine why some early Staten Island
records are affiliated with the State of New Jersey.
This clickable-map of the Port of New York, the busiest immigration port in the world, may help
readers realize the proximity of NYC as it relates to Staten Island, Ellis Island, and New Jersey.
Using an online map of old ferry routes from lower Manhattan to Staten Island, I was able to track
my elusive Manhattan ancestors to Staten Island.