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Immigration & Passenger Lists

Ancestry Library Edition **
** available only if you are in the library OR from home
Ancestry now has a huge collection of immigration records for the U.S. and countries around the world. The United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany are particularly well represented in the international holdings. Ancestry even has Canadian and Mexican border crossings. It also has a large collection of U.S. naturalization records.
FamilySearch has an ever-growing collection of passenger lists and naturalization records, but many of them are NOT INDEXED. You must BROWSE the online images as you would microfilm.
Castle Garden
This free site offers access to 11 million immigrants' New York passenger lists from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
Ellis Island
The Ellis Island site makes 25 million New York arrival records and over 900 ships of passage pictures available for free. Ellis Island operated from 1892 through 1924.
Steve Morse's Easy One-Step Access to Ship Passenger Records
Steve Morse makes searching the passenger list databases better with detailed search boxes. His site handles most American ports. He also covers German ports and German, Italian and Russian immigrants.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
This volunteer transcription project covers arrivals from all over the world and to various ports.
Cyndislist to Passenger Ships and Lists, Naturalization, and Related Topics
Try Cyndi's list for smaller or more specific collections.

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