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Port of New York, New York, 1820-1957

To search the Microfilm Catalog online:

  1. From the main Microfilm Catalog page, click Advanced Search (next to the Search button)
  2. In the righthand column, under Subject Catalog, select "Immigrant & Passenger Arrival"
  3. Under Subject Terms, you can further limit the search by entering a port name
  4. Hit "Search"
Updated September 12, 2005

NARA Microfilm Publications 1820-1897:
Click here for descriptions and roll lists of microfilmed passenger arrival records for 1820-1897.
1897-1957:
Click here for descriptions and roll lists of microfilmed passenger arrival records for 1897-1957.

Online Index and Passenger Lists, 1892-1924

Search the online index for 1892-1924 with associated passenger lists on the American Family Immigration History Center (Statute of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation) website.

Where to Find these Records

You can search passenger lists and/or indexes for vessels arriving at the Port of New York on microfilm at the research facilities listed below.

  • California

    Los Angeles Public Library, History and Genealogy Department, 630 West Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071. Holdings: index for 1820-1846; passenger lists for 1820-1846.

    National Archives at Riverside, 23123 Cajalco Road, Perris, CA 92570. Phone: (951) 956-2000
    Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1902.

  • Colorado

    National Archives at Denver, Bldg. 48, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225-0307. Telephone: 303-407-5740. Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1902; passenger lists for 1820-1897.

  • Connecticut

    Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106. Telephone: 860-566-2133. Holdings: passenger lists for 1820-April 7, 1847 (rolls 1-65).

  • District of Columbia

    National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20408-0001. Telephone: 202-501-5400. Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1948; passenger lists for 1820-1957.

  • Illinois

    National Archives at Chicago, 7358 South Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629-5898. Telephone: 773-948-9000. Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1902; passenger lists for 1846-1897.

    Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610. Telephone: 312-255-3512 (genealogy). Holdings: index for 1902-1943.

  • Indiana

    Allen County Public Library, Historical Genealogy Department, 900 Webster, P.O. Box 2270, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270. Telephone: 219-421-1225. Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1943; passenger lists for 1820-1920.

  • Massachusetts

    Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, Genealogy and Local History Library, 220 State St., Springfield, MA 01103. Telephone: 413-263-6800 ext. 230. Holdings: indexes for 1897-1943.

  • Michigan

    Detroit Public Library, Burton Historical Collection, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202. Telephone: 313-833-1480. Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1944.

  • Missouri

    Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence, MO 64055-1923. Telephone: 816-252-7228. Holdings: index for 1820-1846.

  • New York

    National Archives at New York City, One Bowling Green, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10004 Telephone: 212-401-1620. Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1948; passenger lists for 1820-1957. See also their Finding Aid on Passenger Lists

    New York Public Library, U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy Division, Fifth Ave. & 42nd St., New York, NY 10018. Telephone: 212-930-0829. Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1943; passenger lists for 1820-1910.

    New York State Library, Cultural Education Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230. Telephone: 518-474-5355. Holdings: index for 1820-1846.

    Queens Borough Public Library, Long Island Division, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432. Telephone: 718-990-0770. Holdings: index for 1820-1846; passenger lists for 1820-1897.

  • Ohio

    Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 800 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202-2071. Telephone: 513-369-6900. Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1902.

    Western Reserve Historical Society Library, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106-1777. Telephone: 216-721-5722. Holdings: index for 1820-1846; passenger lists for 1820-1846.

  • Texas

    Dallas Public Library, Genealogy Section, 1515 Young Street, 8th Floor, Dallas, TX 75201. Telephone: 214-670-1433. Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1902; passenger lists for 1820-1897.

    Houston Public Library's Clayton Library, 5300 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004-6896. Phone: 832-393-2600. Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1902; passenger lists for 1820-1897.

    National Archives at Fort Worth, 501 West Felix Street, Bldg. 1, Fort Worth, TX. 76115-3405. Telephone: 817-334-5515. Holdings: index for 1820-1846.

  • Utah

    Family History Library, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, UT 84150. Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1948; passenger lists for 1820-1957.

  • Wisconsin

    State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706. Telephone: 608-264-6536. Holdings: indexes for 1820-1846 and 1897-1943; passenger lists for 1820-1897.

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