Ellis Island and Other New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
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Ellis Island and Other New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
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During the 19<sup>th</sup> and 20<sup>th</sup> centuries millions of immigrants came to the United States. This collection contains millions of records of individuals arriving at the port of New York between 1820 and 1957. This includes individuals who arrived at three well-known immigrant processing stations: Castle Garden (1855-1890), the Barge Office (1890-1892), and Ellis Island (1892-1957).<br><br>Early passenger lists were single page manifests and recorded minimal information about passengers. Over time forms were standardized and additional questions were added. Depending on the year, information recorded about a passenger may include name, age, gender, occupation, destination, and information regarding place of origin—e.g. native country, citizenship status, race, nationality, birthplace, or last residence. By 1907 passenger manifests contained 29 columns and were two-pages wide with left and right sides. Many of the passenger manifests span two pages, and a common omission for genealogists has been to locate the first page and miss the existence of the second. MyHeritage has solved this problem for the first time by stitching the double pages into single document images, ensuring that important information will not be missed.<br> <br>Two questions that were included on the manifest beginning in 1907 were: 1) name and address of nearest friend or relative in country whence the alien came; and 2) whether going to join a relative or friend, and if so, what relative or friend, and his name complete address. MyHeritage has indexed the names and relationships of the individuals referenced in these two additional questions, making MyHeritage the only place where these additional names are searchable.<br><br>Update June 2018: Added records primarily from crew lists, lists of detained alien passengers, U.S. citizen lists, and lists of aliens held for special inquiry.<br><br>Records in this collection come from National Archives (NARA) microfilm collections M237 (<i>Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897</i>) and T715 (<i>Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957</i>).
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Madeline AlbrightPort of New York
Madeline Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová in 1937 in Czechoslovakia, was the first woman to become the U.S. Secretary of State. She immigrated to the U.S. aboard the SS America, arriving at Ellis Island on 11 November 1948 along with her mother, Anna, and two younger siblings.