What is it?
A searchable database of 22 million people, immigrant passengers and crew members, who came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York during the years 1892 to 1924. The list has been compiled from shipping lists by volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.
Where can I find it?
Ellis Island records are available from this website: http://www.ellisisland.org/search/index.asp
How do I search it?
This is a screen shot of the first page. Click on the button ‘New Search’.
Enter the person’s last name in the field provided. It is generally best to leave the other fields blank.
This is a screen shot of the results page for a search for people whose last name is ‘Fitzgibbon’. If the previous search fails, click on the ‘Alternate Spellings Only’ tab. This will retrieve names that sound similar. For example, Fitsgibbon, with an 's' rather than Fitzgibbon with a 'z' is retrieved. Fitzgibbons (with an 's' at the end of Fitzgibbon) is also retrieved.
If you wish to view the passenger details in more detail you will need to login in order to see the entire records. For a first time user simply click on ‘Are you new to this site’. Next, choose ‘Yes, I am new to this site’, click on Register now. This is a free service. Fill in the details requested and you will be given a user name and password for future searches.
Now click on ‘Continue on to Activity’.