Ellis Island Database
Between 1892 and 1924 over 24 million passengers and members of ship's crews
came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York.
Ellis Island Database One-Step Search Tools
Dr. Stephen Morse, the originator of the One-Step
Search Tools, as well as his collaborators, Michael Tobias and Erik S. Steinmetz have
created easy one step search forms on the Jewishgen webite. You can search by
age, year of arrival, gender, first name, ship, ethnicity, and the port of departure,
by town of origin and/or by similar-sounding names.
Ellis Island Database Name Permutations
Edward Rosenbaum's shareware program offers you possible
alternate spellings to use in searching for your ancestor based upon letters
that were easily confused
with each other when the Ellis Island Database was created, as well as
alternate spellings based upon the American Soundex code, and the
Daitch-Mokotoff soundex code. This software also decreases search time by half, and
can be downloaded from his website.
Immigrant Ancestors Project
The Immigrant Ancestors Project, sponsored by the Center for Family
History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University, uses emigration
registers to locate information about the birthplaces of immigrants in
their native countries, which is not found in the port registers and
naturalization documents in the destination countries. Volunteers
working with scholars and researchers at Brigham Young University are
creating a database of millions of immigrants based on these emigration
Pennsylvania German Pioneers Passenger Lists
Directory of Online Transcriptions of Palatine Passenger Lists.
Palatine German Immigrant Ships to Philadelphia 1727-1808.
Most of the immigrants on these
lists came from the Palatine (Pfalz) region of Germany. Although these
ships are often referred to as Palatine ships, you may also find Swiss,
French and Dutch immigrants on these lists.
FHLC and NARA Passenger Lists Catalog Numbers
These webpages will give you both the NARA (National Archives) & FHL
(Family History Library) Catalog numbers for each microfilm roll for the
passenger list indexes for the ports and time frames listed.
British Home Children
Between 1869 and the early 1930s, over 100,000 children were sent to Canada from Great
Britain during the child emigration movement.
Misc. Immigration Index
The National Archives of Canada (NAC) holds a few lists of immigrant settlers and passenger
lists scattered within various collections, mostly relating to
immigrants from Great Britain arriving in Canada between 1801 and 1849.
The database containing approximately 15,000 names.
The inGeneas Database contains passenger list records for
immigrants arriving at Canadian ports between 1748 and 1873. Also contains
records from a variety of immigration records (other than passenger lists) for
the time period of 1748 to 1906.
Louis S. Alfano's website gives descriptions of various immigrant ships
Mystic Seaport (with the help of The
Mariners' Museum, the Maine Maritime Museum, The Peabody Essex Museum, the
Library of Congress, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) has put together a
collection of the earliest-published American ship registers. They begin
with the New York Marine Register (1857) and go through The Record of
American and Foreign Shipping for 1900. This 55 volumes containing about
50,000 pages and a million records.