New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) 1891-1924 is a free collection at FamilySearch with more than 3 million browsable images of Passenger lists for arrivals at Ellis Island, New York.

You may be able to save time by first trying the searchable name index for most of these years: New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) 1892-1924

This particular collection has digitized scans of microfilms that you browse through like a book. They’re arranged chronologically, and then may be, but are not always, arranged alphabetically by vessel (by the first letter or the first two letters).

These passenger lists (and the associated dates and volume numbers) correspond to the New York Vessels Index which lists arriving vessels and the volume number for each vessel’s passenger list.

For example, the corresponding passenger list for the Augusta Victoria, arriving October 1, 1898, volume 66:New York Passenger Arriva...(Ellis Island), 1891-1924


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What Can I Learn from these Passenger Lists?

Passenger list records vary by year but may include:

  • Name of Immigrant

  • Who accompanied the immigrant

  • Age and Gender and Race of Immigrant

  • Birthplace of Immigrant

  • Occupation and Nationality of Immigrant

  • Last residence of Immigrant

  • Name of vessel

  • Date of arrival

  • Destination

  • Port of entry

  • Port of departure


What Do I Do Next?

With information provided in the passenger list you can:

  • Identify your ancestor on the passenger list

  • Identify any family members on passenger lists

  • Extract a passenger’s full name and any variants of their name

  • Look for records at the port of origin, including emigration and vital records

  • Look for ship’s manifests records

  • Look for other port records

  • Look for naturalization records for individuals you find


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