How do I find out if my family came through Ellis Island?
At the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and on the Foundation’s website you can explore your family heritage by searching nearly 65 million passenger records and ship manifests, examining information collected at debarkation points.
Where did immigrants arrive in New York after Ellis Island?
Many immigrants arrived at Castle Garden, not Ellis Island Castle Garden saw large influxes of Irish, German, and British immigrants, and was located in the area of modern-day Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan.
What immigrants did not go to Ellis Island?
Those over the age of 16 who cannot read 30 to 40 test words in their native language are no longer admitted through Ellis Island. Nearly all Asian immigrants are banned. At war’s end, a “Red Scare” grips America in reaction to the Russian Revolution.
Where did immigrants go before Ellis Island opened?
Everyone knows that immigrants came through Ellis Island to settle in America, but where did they go before that? The answer is Castle Garden, now known as the Castle Clinton National Monument, on the southern tip of Manhattan.
What was the first thing that many immigrants saw on their arrival to the New York Harbor?
For many immigrants, one of their first sights in America was the welcoming beacon of the Statue of Liberty, which was dedicated in 1886. Immigrants were taken from their ships to be processed at Ellis Island before they could enter the country.
Where can I find the New York passenger lists?
Ancestry.com has indexed the New York Passenger Lists by ships arriving to New York from foreign ports from 1820 – 1957. You can search by passenger name and view scanned images of the passenger lists.
Are there any immigration passenger lists from 1892 to 1897?
The New York immigrationpassenger lists from 1892-June 1897 were lost during the Ellis Island fire. However, the New York customspassenger lists from this same period have survived and are included in the Ancestry (1820-1957), FamilySearch (1892-1924), and Ellis Island databases listed above.
When did New York State start issuing passenger and crew lists?
New York State, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1917-1967to 1962 for NYC (fee-based – at Ancestry) Includes passenger and crew arrival lists (and some departure lists) for vessels that were filed at various ports (such as Binghamton, Buffalo, NYC, Niagara Falls, Oswego, Rochester, Syracuse, and other ports) in the state of New York.
Are there any missing New York passenger manifests from 1820?
New York passenger manifests from the second quarter (April, May, and June) of 1820 are missing, except two manifests which survived. See the link in the “Missing Lists of 1820” section below for an alternate resource for the second quarter of 1820.