Immigrantion prior to 1890
- I am seeking information on Immigration to NY prior to 1890. I know
that the Ellis Island files only go so far back. Has anyone found
any other sources.
Actually, I am seeking anything prior to 1840 cause I found my
ancestor in the 1850 census and know he was born approx. 1841.
Espically from Holland.
If you can help thanks.
- Try your local Family History Center (FHC). You can find the one
nearest to you at:
Also, you can search their online catalog
find out what resources are available. It takes a little practice, but
there's a wealth of information to be had there. Also, you will find
there are always helpful volunteers should you have any problems.
In the meantime, check out some of these and see if they will help:
Netherlands - Archives and libraries - Inventories, registers,
Netherlands - Emigration and immigration
New York City passenger list manifests index, 1820-1824
Personregister över invandrare från Sverige till New York
New York - Emigration and immigration - Indexes
and there are more ...
Also, always check NARA to find out what records are available:
What you are going to find, though, is most of this information is not
available on line and you will have to do your research the old
Good luck in your search.
- One more suggestion:
and, at the very least, click on "Index".
- Thanks for all the help with this puzzle.
Anyway one other item I am seeking is a list of Jewish Temples that
existed in the 1850's in NYC that still exist any thoughts???
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> One more suggestion:
> and, at the very least, click on "Index".