Do you get confused? Is it immigration or is it emigration? The terms seem to be interchangeable today but there is a minor difference based on the point of view.

Emigration is from the point of view of the origination country. For example, many of Clinton county's settlers emigrated from Germany.

Immigration is from the point of view of the destination country. For example, many people from Eastern Westphalia immigrated to Clinton County, Illinois.

Resources on Clinton County ILGenWeb  
Naturalizations from the Clinton County Circuit Clerk
Tenfelde Book Names Index Emigration and Emigrants compiled by Nancy Moss
Emigrants from Eastern Westphalia  
Baden to Clinton Co List of people born in Baden, Germany, immigrated to the US, and died in Clinton County, Illinois. Compiled by Nancy Moss
External Links  
US Citizenship and Immigration Service fee for service program
Online Searchable Illinois Naturalization Indexes  
Cyndi’s List of Immigration and Naturalization  
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild  

Last modified: 22 June 2012