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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_04 = [http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB Ellis Island JewishGen] - contains advanced search tools and access to lost manifests 
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== Record Description  ==
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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. Currently, the index records for this collection are 12% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.  
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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.
  
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].
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== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
 
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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)
 
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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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
  
 
Passenger lists, particularly later lists, include the following information:  
 
Passenger lists, particularly later lists, include the following information:  
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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.
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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.
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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.
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
 
*The name of the immigrant  
 
*The name of the immigrant  
 
*Date of entry into the United States.
 
*Date of entry into the United States.
  
If you do not know this information, check the federal census records for 1930 o4 1940.  
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If you do not know this information, check the federal census records for 1930 or 1940.  
 
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
  
To search the 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.  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1923888?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<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.  
  
If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. <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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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1923888/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<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>
  
Look at the images one by one. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.  
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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.  
  
Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
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With either search keep in mind:  
  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
  
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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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:
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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.  
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin  
 
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin  
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*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names  
 
*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names  
 
*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  ====
 
 
 
*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.  
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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.
 
*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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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*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.  
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*Search the indexes of other port cities.
 
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
  
==== General Information About Passenger Lists  ====
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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]]. }}
 
 
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.  
 
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== 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.  
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== Related Web Sites ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
*[http://www.searchforancestors.com/records/passenger_tousa.html Ancestor Search]
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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.  
*[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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'''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>
  
*[[New York Emigration and Immigration]]
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'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
*[[New York History|New York History]]
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*[[New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[New York, New York, Index to Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Free Online New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1897]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1923888/waypoints New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1825-1996]
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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 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>
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
{{Collection citation | text= "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1925-1942."  Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication T715. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}  
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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

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

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 by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
⇒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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.
  • 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.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • 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. }}

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.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.