Melissa G. who is a regular participant at our monthly genealogy programs just made me aware of an announcement by FamilySearch regarding some passenger record databases in their online searchable collection.
“Thank You” Melissa for the “heads-up”!
FamilySearch and the The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. announced on August 14, 2018 that the entire collection of Ellis Island New York Passenger Arrival Lists from 1820 to 1957 are available online on the FamilySearch website as well as still available on the Ellis Island website.
The amount of records contained in these passenger record collections is about 64 million.
There are three distinct time periods and databases that contain these records:
- New York Passenger Lists (Castle Garden) 1820-1891
- New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) 1892-1924
- New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists 1925-1957
Here is a link to the full press release from FamilySearch:
Perhaps you had been accessing all of this data through the Ellis Island website. For those that did not access the data previously via Ellis Island you now have the choice between the two sites to search the data. If you use FamilySearch more regularly because of the magnitude of data that exists there, you now have an even greater reason to visit and have access to about 64 million more records.
Check out the press release and then visit Family Search to see the databases. Here is a link to the 50 or so databases associated with the state of New York in FamilySearch. Just browse through the list looking for the titles of the 3 database titles mentioned above. Please note that the title in FamilySearch for the Castle Garden database noted above is listed as “New York Passenger Lists. 1820-1891. The name “Castle Garden” is not included in the title:
Hope you make even more discoveries with this data.
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