For a vast number of Americans, our great-grandparents arrived in the U.S. as immigrants in the early 1900’s. There were no airports back then, just a cold, grey ocean to cross. So all the Poles, Russians, Italians, Greeks, Turks, Swedes, and Germans arrived by steamship. Poorer immigrants in third class “steerage” were ferried by barge with their meager belongs to Ellis Island, sitting in the shadow of Lady Liberty. There, with a ship’s manifest number pinned to their clothes, their fate would depend on their answers to 29 Questions.