Start your search
It’s easy to begin your search from home. SOLEIF’s online Passenger Search database includes some 65 million arrival records of peopling coming to America through the Port of New York from 1820 through 1957.
To start, you only need a passenger’s last name. But if you can, collect additional facts to increase the odds of finding the records. Helpful information includes your ancestor’s port of departure; the date, or at least the year, of arrival in America; the immigrant’s approximate age at the time of arrival; and who they were traveling with.
Looking for more help? With the Dedicate Passenger Search service, the Foundation’s experts will conduct a personalized search on your behalf.