Finding Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Ellis Island
| 1 January 1892 - 14 June 1897: Ellis Island processed immigrant ship passenger
15 June 1897-16 Dec. 1900: The Barge Office processed immigrant ship passenger arrivals. 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.
17 December 1900 - 1924: Ellis Island processed immigrant ship passenger arrivals
Do you need to find
the immigration year or port of arrival in USA for your immigrant ancestor?