Your local library might have microfilms of passenger lists. You need to know the approximate date (month and year). I\'ve found no website with passenger lists before 1892. Some very kind person I met on the web had an Italians to America CD and found my husband\'s great grandfather\'s name. That gave me the ship and date. My local library had the microfilm.
The NARA catalogue is M-237 and if your FHlibrary has the microfilm then you have to obtain their file number based upon the above M-237 for NY arrivals prior to 1891. If they don\'t have it then perhaps you can request it. Peter
I tried this ellis island website. If I were you I would check ellis island out. You may even want to go to some libraries in New York in the town where your ancestors landed. 24mille baci and good luck
That is a good site for pre 1891 arrivals but iot is limited to about 200,000 people so If the name is not in that listing then go to the M237 microfilm listing with NARA at your local Family History Library and obtain the Library catalogue # from the M237 Micorfilm containing thr Family name and approxiamte year of arrival for entries prior to 1891 and find therm there. All entries are listed for that period. Peter
Dear Miss Boge formerly of NYC. Your offer is appreciated. Obviously since you were previously residing in NYC your a persons of intellect,worth and merit. I say this because I too am from NYC so as the saying goes water seeks its own level. Peter NYC expatriate