The Learning Page Web
site has a special activity called "Immigration:
The Changing Face of America." Most of us can point to
a place other than America as the origin of our ancestors. In what
may be considered the first North American immigration, the people
who are called American Indians crossed the land bridge from Asia
to North America about 20,000 to 30,000 years ago.
The Library’s Asian
Division Reading Room serves as the gateway to material in all
languages of Asia and about Asian American Studies, the Asian Diaspora
and the Pacific Islands. The Local
History and Genealogy Reading Room offers a wealth of material
relating to ancestry. It has one of the world's premier collections
of U.S. and foreign genealogical and local historical publications.
The genealogy collection began as early as 1815, when Thomas
Jefferson's library was purchased to help rebuild the collections
of the Library of Congress that were lost during a fire in 1814
in the U.S. Capitol (where the Library was then housed).
A. Hortense Shulze, [Two Boys with Older
Sister in Doorway], ante 1910. Call No.: SF Chinatown (ii): children:
25413. Repository: California Historical Society (reproduction not
available from the Library of Congress)