Immigrant Stories
Immigrant Stories

What's your immigrant story?

Create a video and share your story with the world.

Create Your Story

Include your story in our collection
of hundreds of Immigrant stories

Caceelia Moe

Caceelia, a Karen refugee living in Minnesota...

Caceelia Moe

Caceelia, a Karen refugee living in Minnesota, talks about life in Thai refugee camps and resettling in the United States.

Have your own immigrant story to share? Let us help you make your own digital story.

Chiyoko Toguchi Swartz

Chiyoko Toguchi married Charles Swartz, an...

Chiyoko Toguchi Swartz

Chiyoko Toguchi married Charles Swartz, an American soldier stationed in her home of Okinawa. In 1966, the family moved to the United States and she brought a Japanese parenting manual with her to help her care for her growing family in an unfamiliar country.

Have your own immigrant story to share? Let us help you make your own digital story.

Thiago Heilman

Thiago Heilman reflects on his experiences as...

Thiago Heilman

Thiago Heilman reflects on his experiences as a DREAMer from Brazil.

Have your own immigrant story to share? Let us help you make your own digital story.

Mohamed Boujnah

Mohamed Boujnah talks about adjusting to...

Mohamed Boujnah

Mohamed Boujnah talks about adjusting to American maps and public transportation after moving from Tunis to attend college in the United States.

Have your own immigrant story to share? Let us help you make your own digital story.

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About Immigrant Stories

Immigrant Stories helps people tell, share, and preserve personal and family immigration stories. Use this website and create a digital story: a 3-5 minute video made from your own photos, text, and audio.

You tell your own story in your own words. Simply follow our instructions and video tutorials. We'll show you how to write a story, record a voiceover, and put your video together.

Immigrant Stories is run by the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC), where we've studied immigration for over fifty years. We share and preserve these digital stories for future generations through the IHRC Archives and the Digital Public Library of America. We created this website with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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