New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 is a searchable text collection at FamilySearch and includes a name index of 25 million people who arrived at Ellis Island, New York between 1892 and 1924. 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 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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