Barry’s GenSites: Ellis Island
Posted on Dec 02, 2012
From 1892 to 1954, more than 12 million immigrants entered the US through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Many Americans have emigrants who started their lives in the US after entering the country through this port. If your ancestor emigrated during this period from the UK, Europe, Scandinavia etc., there is a good chance that they came through this port (although, if your family is like many, some came through NY, some through Philadelphia, some through Boston, etc.).
Although filled with fundraising gimmicks and requiring registration to view results, this site remains free in its core mission: access to 22 million records of passenger arrivals through the port of New York (1892 to 1924). You also now can browse or search by ship. Some 17 million newcomers to America passed through the port of New York between 1892 and 1924, and you can search for them in this milestone database of 25 million records. View manifest images free online, or order prints starting at $25.
Category: Emigration and Naturalization