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Finding Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Castle Garden, New York

1 August 1855 - 18 April 1890: Castle Garden Receiving Station processed immigrant ship arrivals


How to Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Castle Garden New York from 1855 to 1890

1. Search online ships passenger lists. The best sites for Castle Garden New York ships passenger lists are:

2. Search 1857-1880 or 1881-1906 New York Times Arrival Reports for Names of Passengers on Ships [$]

3. Find passenger names on extracts from Passenger Lists from the New York Times (Arrivals & Departures) for 1856, 1865 & 1884-1886 (

4. Search microfilmed Castle Garden ships passenger lists 1855-1890 available at NARA or Family History Centers

5. Search Almshouse Records in New York City 1855-1858 (


*Caution! Footnote: has ships that arrived in other ports, not just Castle Garden New York. These ports of arrival are not identified, so researchers will need to verify records found. You can verify the records with microfilmed ships passenger lists for arrivals to Castle Garden, or with's online database of Castle Garden arrivals. This is the only way to find out for sure what port of arrival your ancestor's ship sailed to.

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