Passenger Arrival Records Ships Passenger
lists are important Immigration records for your Italian Genealogy research. The main focus here is on free searches and helpful information on Passenger Ship Records & the US National Archives (NARA) Emigration and Immigration Archives. Links to photos of ships are at the end of this list. ___________________________________________________________
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PORTS OF ENTRY and their Records - A Guide from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to Immigration Records for genealogy research (Ship Passenger Arrival Records and Land Border Entries)
Official ELLIS ISLAND Search - Search Ellis Island Passenger Ship Records from 1892 to 1924, more than 22 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York.
STEVE MORSE - E A S Y - S E A R C H - Sort through ELLIS ISLAND and more with this very helpful and well thought out search by Stephen P. Morse and friends. It includes a way to find missing Ship Lists, known as Manifests, on the Ellis Island Database with help tools for the US Census and other records too. Take your time and examine each link carefully as his site links to FREE Lookups and "Pay-To-View" links too. The Morse site is easier, faster and more effective to use than many of the government and/or professional pay-to-view sites.
Contact the US National Archives and Records Administration - NARA is very helpful when you need to find Ships Passenger Arrival Records, especially for those ship arrivals in other ports than New York. It is best if you have a good idea of the arrival date and other details. They will do a simple search for you if you provide them with enough information. The cost is minimal if they find something and you want copies. Some of the larger facilities have the full 20 volume set of "Italians to America" and will do a lookup. I found them to be very helpful and easy to deal with. I recommend NARA over any other "service", as are not profit motivated although they require reasonable reimbursement for expenses like photocopies and mailing.
The Ships List - was established to assist those seeking information on the vessels which brought their ancestors to their new home. Read through this site if you are looking for information on U.S. Ports other than Ellis Island.
New York Arrivals, 1903, Passenger Ship Project - Search their Database of 1903 Ship Passenger Arrivals to New York by the Dennis Baer project which will eventually cover every ship that has arrived in New York City in 1903...so keep checking or volunteer to help.
Olive Tree Ships Passenger Lists - Information about Researching Passenger Lists, *some* free Passenger Arrival Lists, Information in Archives, Information about Ships, Genealogy Resources on the Internet."
Ship Search by name - search of many of the online passenger ship sites beautifully maintained by Illya James D'Addezio.
Ships Guide / "The Compass": - to assist you in your search for immigrant related information with special emphasis on passenger lists, ships, ship images and descriptions, emigrant and ethnic databases, and resources such as archives, libraries and museums both on-line and off-line.
Ships to America - American Colonies and Plantations compiled by Thomas Langford.
Photographs / Immigration, Ellis Island - New York, NY, Ellis Island -- Immigration: 1900-1920 from "The Golden Door Immigration Images" collection at the University of California Museum of Photography.