Immigration Project Interviews

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from? We all came from somewhere! The stories of our ancestors, grandparents, or ourselves make fascinating and informative reading. The Interviews presented here of immigrants and refugees from over 45 different countries span events from the 1840s to the present.

What does it mean to leave one’s country to find a new home? What makes you feel “at home” in a country different from the one in which you were born? Who helped you along the way? Each story is unique. We hope you enjoy the many diverse oral histories graciously and gratefully shared by these Edgewater residents. Click on a name from the Oral Histories Menu on the left to get started.