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| FS_URL_04 = [[New York Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[New York, New York, Index to Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Free Online New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1897]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.archives.gov/nyc/finding-aids/passenger-lists.html NARA New York Passenger Arrival Records,1820-1957]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.archives.gov/research/maritime/great-lakes-crew-lists.html NARA Great Lakes Crew Lists]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://libertyellisfoundation.org/ The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB Ellis Island JewishGen] - contains advanced search tools and access to lost manifests 
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ellis_Island Ellis Island WikiMedia Commons]
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| RW_URL_06 = [http://www.searchforancestors.com/records/passenger_tousa.html Ancestor Search $]
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1925 to 1942.<br>
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The collection consists of images of passenger arrivals in New York Harbor, corresponding to NARA microfilm publication T715: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1925 to 1957. Passenger arrival records do not exist for the following periods:
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U.S. citizen arrivals, January 1-May 20,1944;
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Alien and citizen arrivals, January 1- September 17, 1949;
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Alien and citizen arrivals, December 1- December 31, 1954.
  
The collection consists of images of passenger arrivals in New York Harbor.
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The lists consist of large sheets of paper divided into columns and rows. The lists usually occupy two pages.
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Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. However, the first official emigration station for New York was Castle Garden, located at the tip of lower Manhattan. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival. After January 1892, passengers arriving in New York debarked at Ellis Island, located east of Manhattan in the New York Harbor.&nbsp;From 1892 to 1924, almost all immigrants entered the United States through the port of New York.&nbsp;
 
 
 
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1923888/waypoints Browse].
 
 
 
The information in these collections pertains to ship passenger lists from 1825 to 1942.&nbsp;
 
 
 
The passenger arrival list was used by legal inspectors to cross-examine each immigrant during a legal inspection prior to the person being allowed to live in America. Only two percent of the prospective immigrants were denied entry.
 
 
 
The information was supplied by the immigrant or a traveling companion (usually a family member). Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the clerk guessed at the spelling of foreign names.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. New York, passenger lists. National Archives, Washington D.C.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
Digital images of originals housed at various municipal archives throughout New York.
 
 
 
[[New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
  
[[Image:Ellis Island Passenger List.jpg|thumb|right|Ellis Island Passenger List.jpg]]
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Image:New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists (11-0102) (12-0721) (12-1063) (12-1395) Passenger Information Sheet (aircraft arrivals example 1) DGS 7252627_219.jpg|Passenger Information Sheet (aircraft arrivals example 1)
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Image:New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists (11-0102) (12-0721) (12-1063) (12-1395) Passenger Information Sheet (aircraft arrivals example 2) DGS 7252627_263.jpg|Passenger Information Sheet (aircraft arrivals example 2)
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Passenger lists, particularly later lists, include the following genealogical information:  
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Passenger lists, particularly later lists, include the following information:  
  
 
*Name of ship and port of departure  
 
*Name of ship and port of departure  
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*Birthplace
 
*Birthplace
  
== How to Use the Records ==
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=== General Information About Passenger Lists ===
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Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. However, the first official emigration station for New York was Castle Garden, located at the tip of lower Manhattan. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival. After January 1892, passengers arriving in New York debarked at Ellis Island, located east of Manhattan in the New York Harbor. From 1892 to 1924, almost all immigrants entered the United States through the port of New York.
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and date of entry into the United States. If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
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The passenger arrival list was used by legal inspectors to cross-examine each immigrant during a legal inspection prior to the person being allowed to live in America. Only two percent of the prospective immigrants were denied entry.  
  
To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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The information was supplied by the immigrant or a traveling companion (usually a family member). Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the clerk guessed at the spelling of foreign names. The lists usually consist of large sheets of paper divided into columns and rows. The lists usually occupy two pages.  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
 
  
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
[http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
 
  
To search the collection image by image you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "NARA Roll Description" category which takes you to the images<br>
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To begin your search it is helpful to know
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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*The name of the immigrant
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*Date of entry into the United States.
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If you do not know this information, check the federal census records for 1930 or 1940.
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=== Search the Collection  ===
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'''To search this collection by name:'''<br>
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Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.
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If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection by image.<br>
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'''To browse by image:'''<br>
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⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
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⇒Select the "NARA Roll Description" category which takes you to the images.<br>
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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With either search keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details and lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example, you can use passenger lists to:  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details and lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example, you can use passenger lists to:  
Line 74: Line 130:
 
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
 
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
  
 
*If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.  
 
*If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.  
 
*Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time.  
 
*Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time.  
*If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.
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*If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.
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*When you select an image to view, sometimes the manifest includes more than one page, and when you use the "click to enlarge manifest" link, the image that appears is not always the first page of the record. You may need to click on the "previous" or "next" links to view the remaining pages of the full manifest.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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== What If I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For? ==
  
 
*Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
 
*Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
Line 86: Line 143:
 
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
 
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
  
Please note that when you select an image to view, sometimes the manifest includes more than one page, and when you use the "click to enlarge manifest" link, the image that appears is not always the first page of the record. You may need to click on the "previous" or "next" links to view the remaining pages of the full manifest.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|New York, Emigration and Immigration|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[New York Archives and Libraries]]. }}
  
== Known Issues with This Collecton ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
*[http://www.searchforancestors.com/records/passenger_tousa.html Ancestor Search]
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{{Contributor invite}}
*[http://ellisisland.org/ The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.]
 
*[http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB Ellis Island JewishGen] - contains advanced search tools and access to lost manifests
 
*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ellis_Island Ellis Island WikiMedia Commons]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
*[[New York Emigration and Immigration]]
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called [[Transfer the Information#Cite_Your_Sources|citing your sources]]). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
*[[New York History|New York History]]  
 
*[[New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[New York, New York, Index to Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Free Online New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1897]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication T715. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}} <br><br>
  
{{Contributor invite}}  
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'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|title=New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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|title=New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957
 
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
"New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 29 August 2012), vol 13762-13763 Sep 5-6 1939 &gt; Image 507 of 739, Iva B. Kempshall, 55, New York, New York, 19 Feb 1890; citing United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, Washington, D.C.
 
  
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Record Type Emigration and Immigration
Collection years 1909-1957
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images of passenger arrivals in New York Harbor, corresponding to NARA microfilm publication T715: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1925 to 1957. Passenger arrival records do not exist for the following periods: U.S. citizen arrivals, January 1-May 20,1944; Alien and citizen arrivals, January 1- September 17, 1949; Alien and citizen arrivals, December 1- December 31, 1954.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957.

Collection Content

Passenger lists, particularly later lists, include the following information:

  • Name of ship and port of departure
  • Ship's arrival date and port of entry
  • Names of immigrants
  • Immigrants' age, gender, marital status and occupation
  • Country where immigrant has citizenship
  • Last place of residence in that country
  • Name of relative or friend living at last residence
  • Name of relative or friend to be visited in this country
  • Final destination
  • Physical description
  • Birthplace

General Information About Passenger Lists

Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. However, the first official emigration station for New York was Castle Garden, located at the tip of lower Manhattan. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival. After January 1892, passengers arriving in New York debarked at Ellis Island, located east of Manhattan in the New York Harbor. From 1892 to 1924, almost all immigrants entered the United States through the port of New York.

The passenger arrival list was used by legal inspectors to cross-examine each immigrant during a legal inspection prior to the person being allowed to live in America. Only two percent of the prospective immigrants were denied entry.

The information was supplied by the immigrant or a traveling companion (usually a family member). Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the clerk guessed at the spelling of foreign names. The lists usually consist of large sheets of paper divided into columns and rows. The lists usually occupy two pages.

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • The name of the immigrant
  • Date of entry into the United States.

If you do not know this information, check the federal census records for 1930 or 1940.

Search the Collection

To search this collection by name:
Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection by image.

To browse by image:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "NARA Roll Description" category which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

With either search keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details and lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example, you can use passenger lists to:

  • Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
  • Confirm their date of arrival
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.
  • Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time.
  • If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.
  • When you select an image to view, sometimes the manifest includes more than one page, and when you use the "click to enlarge manifest" link, the image that appears is not always the first page of the record. You may need to click on the "previous" or "next" links to view the remaining pages of the full manifest.

What If I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For?

  • Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes of other port cities.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication T715. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957.