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Dreaming of a trip to Ellis Island? Passenger Search is the next best thing. It’s the online version of catching the ferry from Battery Park across the water to the former immigration centre and walking through the arrival hall. This online database charts the arrival of over 51 milllion immigrants on the shores of the United States in 1862-1957.
ܱPassenger Search contains the name, date of arrival, ship of travel and age on arrival of immigrants who travelled from all over the world to start a new life in the United States. It is a living reminder of all those who waited anxiously on Ellis Island for their fate to be decided, uncertain of what their future would hold. Passenger Search may not be quite as moving as seeing the Staircase of Separation but if your ancestors came to the United States via Ellis Island Passenger Search is a testament of their journey.