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Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery
by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
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If you don't find your ancestor on my ships' pages, try genealogy records on Ancestry.com. You can view them with a trial period free access. OliveTreeGenealogy.com free immigration databases are listed after the fee based databases below
What's Available in New York Immigration Records
includes immigration and naturalizations records such as
Passenger & Immigration Lists Index
Early American Immigrations
Passenger Arrivals in the U.S., 1819-1920
Ship Passenger Lists from Ireland to America
Irish Immigrants: New York Port Arrival Records, 1846-1851
New York City Immigrants (Austria, Galicia, Poland), 1890
Ship Passenger Lists to New York
New York Naturalization Petition Index, 1907-1924
Brick Wall Ancestors? If the date of arrival is known, you can
read the arrival report in a New York newspaper.
The New York Times is available at many libraries (publication began in September, 1851). You can also search the NY Times online! Search
1881-1906 These off-site pay databases can be used with this special free access
Immigrant Processing Stations at the Port of New York
|1624-31 July 1855: no receiving station
1 Aug. 1855-18 Apr. 1890: Castle Garden
19 Apr. 1890-31 Dec. 1891: Barge Office
|1 Jan. 1892-14 June 1897: Ellis Island|
15 June 1897-16 Dec. 1900: Barge Office
17 Dec. 1900-1924: Ellis Island
Note that from about June 15th 1897 until approximately March or April 1903, the lists for first class and second class passengers were not collected at Ellis Island and do not survive, and do not appear on microfilm, nor in the Ellis Island online database.
This does not mean there are no passenger lists for this time period. There are lists, but most are not complete, as the 1st and 2nd class passenger names are missing. You can verify if the list you are browsing is complete by checking the Captain's total of passengers with your own count of the passenger names on the manifest
The Gale from Scotland to New York, May 16 1774
The Commerce passengers from Broad Albion, Perthshire, from Port Greenock Scotland to New York July 9, 1775
Looking for other USA records? See USA GENEALOGY
for searchable genealogy databases