Re: Question of where immigrants were processed between 1897 fire at Ellis Island and reopening of immigration center a few years later at the end of 1900 #usa

Sherri Bobish


If they arrived at the port of NY the records are not separated by whether they landed at Castle Garden, the Barge Office or Ellis Island, but rather by the year they arrived.

Steve Morse has a wonderful search portal that covers 1820 to 1957 arrivals at the port of NY.

Also, keep in mind that people landed at many other ports in The U.S., and many landed in Canada and than crossed to The U.S., and also there are Eastern European arrivals from Mexico into The U.S.

Searches for many of these ports are at and also has databases of manifests from many U.S. ports.  Ancestry, however, is a subscription site, although many public libraries offer free access to Ancestry on their computers.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

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