Our “Search by Ship” feature has arrived! It provides a great alternative to searching the Ellis Island Database by immigrant name alone – especially if you’re not sure of the spelling of the name, but do know or have a good idea of what ship carried the immigrant to America.
It’s a simple process: ships are listed alphabetically. You will select a letter of the alphabet -- then you will be given the opportunity to narrow that down – then you will select a ship name – then select an arrival year – then arrival date and Port of Departure. You will be presented with the entire list of passengers on that ship with links to each passenger’s “Passenger Record,” copy of the original ship passenger manifest and the description and/or picture of the ship.
It’s that easy! Click the first letter of the ship's name: