Missing Ship / Passenger record?

Where can I find the passenger list on a ship?

The National Archives

The National Archives has passenger arrival records, sometimes called “ship passenger lists,” for arrivals to the United States from foreign ports between approximately 1820 and December 1982 (with gaps). The records are arranged by port or airport of arrival.

Are passenger lists public?

If there’s a need to display flight passenger lists, airlines will publish them on their official website. And that’s where most third-party sources that claim they can figure out if someone boarded a plane, obtain information they post on their platforms.

What was the list of immigrant names from the steamships called?

The Immigration Passenger Lists – ca1891 to 1957

Then in 1906, this became the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. The records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) are called Immigration Passenger Lists.

How do I find out if my ancestors came through Ellis Island?

At the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and on the Foundation’s website you can explore your family heritage by searching nearly 65 million passenger records and ship manifests, examining information collected at debarkation points.

What are passenger lists?

Passenger lists are typically used by family historians to document their immigrant ancestor’s trip to their new country, but don’t overlook the possibility of finding ancestors who were visiting relatives, traveling for business, or for pleasure.

Can you search Ellis Island records for free?

Ellis Island has an online searchable database, created by the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation, of 22.5 million arrivals to New York between 1892 – 1924. Registration is required but free, and you can view scanned images of actual passenger manifests. You can also purchase copies through the site.

Are passenger flight records public?

Aside from military and government sensitive flights, flight information collected by the FAA is considered public information because taxpayers pay for air traffic controllers, runways, towers, and other resources utilized by both commercial and private pilots.

How do I obtain immigration records?

How to apply?

  1. Secure and fill out application form.
  2. Submit duly accomplished form and attach the other supporting documents.
  3. Wait for the issuance of Order of Payment Slip (OPS).
  4. Pay the corresponding fees.
  5. Submit the accomplished application form with the required attachments and attach original Official Receipts.

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