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Friday, November 3, 2017

MyHeritage Adds 94+ Million Ellis Island and Other New York Passenger Lists has added over 94 million records from the American immigrant resource, Ellis Island to its SuperSearch™technology. Here is the explanation of the newly added records from their website:
Ellis Island and Other New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
94,028,112 records 
During the 19th and 20th centuries millions of immigrants came to the United States. This collection contains millions of records of individuals arriving at the port of New York between 1820 and 1957. This includes individuals who arrived at three well-known immigrant processing stations: Castle Garden (1855-1890), the Barge Office (1890-1892), and Ellis Island (1892-1957).
Searching the Ellis Island and New York Passenger Lists collection is free. A subscription is required to view records and scanned images, and to access Record Matches. Because these records have been added to SuperSearch, if you have a full subscription to the website, that includes the data searching, you will begin to get automatic Record Matches to everyone in your family tree. The new collection can be found under the Research tab on the Startup page.

Other important facts about this new collection are that the collection includes the responses to supplemental questions asked by immigration officials which have now been indexed by MyHeritage for the first time, yielding an additional 26.6 million names to the Ellis Island and Other New York Passenger Lists collection.

MyHeritage has also solved a common issue genealogists face when trying to locate the second page of an Ellis Island immigration record. We have stitched together the double pages into single document images, ensuring that users do not miss important information.

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