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Immigration Resources


The following is a list of immigration and immigration related sites that our members have found useful.

Castle GardenCastle Garden was the primary port for immigrants from Europe between 1820 and 1892 when Ellis Island opened. From 1855 to 1890, it was America's first official immigration center. This free site offers access to information on some 11 million immigrants from that period.

Passenger Lists, NARA AADS The National Archives and Records Administrations's "Access to Archival Databases" has 4 series of passenger lists: Immigration of Russians to the United States, 1834 - 1897, Passengers Who Arrived During the Irish Famine, 1/12/1846 - 12/31/1851, Immigration of Germans to the United States, 1850 - 1897, Immigration of Italians to the United States,1855 - 1900.

Ellis Island From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island. The Ellis Island site allows the search of passenger lists from this period and displays images of the original lists.

Immigration Timeline, Library of Congress Provides an excellent and fascinating timeline of immigration into and migration within the United States from 1786 - 2001, along with events that caused or influenced the events.

Ancestry.com Ancestry.com has indexed the New York Passenger Lists by ships arriving to New York from foreign ports from 1820 - 1957.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS maintains historical records documenting the arrival and naturalization of millions of immigrants who arrived in the United States since the late 1800s or and naturalized between 1906 and 1956. You may request a Genealogy Index Search for $20, a Copy of a File on Microfilm for $20, or a Copy of a Textual File Copy - $35.

Last updated: 25 March 2010

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