14 August 2018

Expanded Ellis Island Immigrant Records 1820-1957 Online

A press release from FamilySearch in Salt Lake City, Utah, dated 14 August 2018, asks what do over a 100 million Americans have in common?

FamilySearch's answer "Their ancestors immigrated through Ellis Island or one of the New York Harbour immigration stations that preceded it" is true, but so did many who were destined to live in Canada.

"FamilySearch and The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. announced today the entire collection of Ellis Island New York Passenger Arrival Lists from 1820 to 1957 are now available online on both websites giving the opportunity to the descendants of over 100 million arrivals to discover their ancestors quicker and free of charge.

Originally preserved on microfilm, 9.3 million images of historical New York passenger records spanning 130 years were digitized and indexed in a massive effort by 165,590 online FamilySearch volunteers. The result is a free searchable online database containing 63.7 million names, including immigrants, crew, and other passengers traveling to and from the United States through the nation’s largest port of entry."

Read the full press release and find search links here

1 comment:

Toni said...

The 1820 passenger list is people BORN 1820 or after, not arriving at Castle Garden in 1820 and after.