New 26.6 million never-before-indexed records in the Ellis Island and other New York passenger lists
Until now, no organization has indexed the millions (26.6 million) of additional names and relationships listed in the New York passenger arrival records which provide information about 1) the arriving immigrant's nearest friend or relative in his home country as well as 2) information about a friend or relative in the United States. These additional names and relationships are now available in a searchable index for the first time and can help genealogists find elusive passenger arrival records and solve difficult genealogical problems. This is a really BIG deal!!
For example, Lily R. Lee left Liverpool, England and arrived in New York on August 12, 1940. The passenger list shows her "Race or People" as Hebrew English, her birth place as Manchester, England, and that her last permanent residence was in Manchester.
What the passenger list ALSO shows, but has never been included in a searchable index (until now), are:
the name of her husband, Mr. Samuel Lee (residing at 5 Broom Avenue in Manchester)
the name of the person she is joining in America: her brother, Mr. Norman Davies (residing at 4515 W. Bufer St. in Seattle, Washington)
Start searching these records in the updated database at MyHeritage here: "Ellis Island and Other New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957"
Register for the new live webinar - Thursday, November 30
I've invited MyHeritage's Mike Mansfield to give us an in depth look into the new database. The webinar will provide a brief history of passenger arrival records collected at the Port of New York and then focus on using the newly updated and expanded index on MyHeritage to improve findability in these important immigration records.