New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a name index and browsable images of passengers who arrived at Ellis Island (not just immigrants), between 1892 and 1924. This site includes links to images of arrival lists at the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island website.
This collection includes a name index of 25 million people. There are also more than 3 million browsable images. The names link to images of arrival lists at the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island website.
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What Can I Learn from Passenger Lists?
- Name of immigrant
- Accompanied by
- Last permanent residence
- Port of entry
- Name of vessel
- Date of arrival
Later passenger lists may include:
- Names of immigrants and close relatives
- Birthplaces, former residences, and intended destinations
- Marital status
- Nationality and race
- Date of arrival
- Port of departure
How Can Passenger Lists Help Me Find Other Records?
With information from these records you may be able to:
- Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
- Confirm their date of arrival
- Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
- Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
- If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct
- Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time
- If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors
- When you select an image to view, sometimes the manifest includes more than one page, and when you use the “click to enlarge manifest” link, the image that appears is not always the first page of the record. You may need to click on the “previous” or “next” links to view the remaining pages of the full manifest