Immigration, Naturalization, and Passenger Lists


Cannato, Vincent J.  American Passage: The History of Ellis Island. New York: HarperCollins, 2009. (TE)


 Colletta, John. They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record. 3rd edSalt Lake City: Ancestry, 2002. (TE) (JHC has the 2nd ed., 1996)
Helps researchers navigate through various indexes to passenger arrival records and to books and articles about the immigrant experience.

 Fisher, Leonard Everett. Ellis Island: Gateway to the New World. New York: Holiday House, 1986. (JHC)


Glazier, Ira A. Migration from the Russian Empire: Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York, 1875-1891. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995-1997. (TE)
Six-volume index, thus far, of Russian immigrants arriving at the Port of New York from January 1875-June 1891. Information extracted from original ships’ passenger lists. Name, age, sex, occupation, country of origin, place of residence and destination included for each person. Project expected to extend to the year 1910.

Howe, Irving. World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made. Rev. ed. New York: Schocken Books, 1990. (JHC)

Morton Allan Directory of European Passenger Steamship Arrivals for the Years 1890 to 1930 at the Port of New York and for the Years 1904 to 1926 at the Ports of New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore.  Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1998.  (TE)


Schaefer, Christina. Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997. (TE)

Schwartz, Ed. An Immigrant’s Story & Letters from the Holocaust. Arlington, Mass.: Ed Schwartz, 1999-2000. (JHC)

Tepper, Michael.  American Passenger Arrival Records: A Guide to the Records of Immigrants Arriving at American Ports of Sail and Steam.  Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988.  (TE)


Weinberg, Sydney Stahl. The World of Our Mothers. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 1988. (JHC)
Traces the experiences of Jewish immigrant women from their origins in Russia and Poland to their new lives in the United States in the early 20th century.