|news=<!-- Add News Items BELOW --><br> *FamilySearch has a [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_York,_Northern_Arrival_Manifests_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) NY arrival index] *[http://immigrants.byu.edu/users/new Volunteer to index] <!-- Add News Items ABOVE --> |moderator=<!-- Add moderator BELOW --> <center>[[User:DiltsGD|'''Diltsgd''']]</center> <!-- Add moderator ABOVE --> }}< div style=" padding-left: 6px; width: 74%; float: left">[[Image:Elissa-ship.jpg|left|170px|Immigrants came by ship, by rail, in wagons, and on foot. ]][[Image:Durango Silverton RR.jpg |right|285px]] </div><div style="font-size: smaller"><center>Immigrants came by ship, by rail, in wagons, and on foot.</ center><br></div><div style="padding-left: 6px; width: 74%; float: left">'''Value.''' These Wiki pages introduce the principles, search strategies, and record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor's original hometown. These principles apply to almost any country. Finding an immigrant ancestor's place of origin is the key to finding earlier generations of the family. It provides access to many family history resources in that home area. Once you know a former place of residence or a birthplace, you may be able to add more generations to your pedigree. [[Tracing Immigrants Introduction|Read more of the '''Introduction''' . . .]] <br><br>
<center>'''Key Immigration Links'''</center>
*[[Hamburg Passenger Lists|Hamburg Passenger Lists]] how to use the lists and indexes
*[[Germans from Russia|Germans from Russia]] research strategies, and record types
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/default.aspx?cat=40 Ancestry.com] ($) passengers, naturalizations, convicts, passports, border crossings, ship images, crew lists, colonists, and aliens
*[http://www.francogene.com/qc-ress/index.php FrancoGen] links to early French Canadian immigration sources
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=== Did you know? ===
*[[:Category:Huguenots|Huguenots]] (French Protestants) settled [[Florida]] in 1564, 43 years before [[Virginia|Jamestown]]. *The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty Statue of Liberty] was a gift from [[France|France]] to the [[United States|United States]]. *[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_immigration_statistics More people] have come from [[Italy|Italy]] and [[Germany|Germany]] to America than from any other nations.
*More immigrants arrived at [[Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration|Philadelphia]] than at [[New York Emigration and Immigration|New York City]] prior to 1800.
*More than 3/4 of American colonists arrived as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indentured_servants indentured servants], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_transportation convicts] or [[African American Slavery and Bondage|slaves]].
*The U.S. National Archives has both [http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2000/fall/us-canada-immigration-records-1.html Canadian] and [http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/immigration/border-mexico.html Mexican] border crossing records.
*Library and Archives Canada has [
http://www. collectionscanada.gc.ca/ genealogy/ 022-908-e. html border crossing records] of Americans into Canada.
*Some American colonists had their [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19273001&referer=brief_results last will and testament sent back to England] for probate.
*Up to 90 percent of [[Ireland|Irish]] and [[Greece|Greek]] immigrants [http://www.americanheritage.com/blog/20065_3_198.shtml went back home] from America.
*[http://www.germanroots.com/onlinelists.html What Passenger Lists Are Online] overview of United States and International links, and which ones require payment
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'''Passenger lists and/or indexes'''
*[http://stevemorse.org/ellis/passengers.php?mode=ny One-Step All New York] Stephen P. Morse's excellent search tool for ALL 1820-1957 New York City passenger arrivals
*[http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/intro.html One-Step Ellis Island] explains Stephen P. Morse's various excellent search tools for 1892-1924 New York City arrivals
*[http://stevemorse.org/#castle One-Step Castle Garden] links to Stephen P. Morse's various excellent search tools for 1855-1891 New York City arrivals
*[http://www.ellisisland.org/ Ellis Island Record Search] Ellis Island's site including search index 1892-1924, manifest images, history, photos and more
http://www. castlegarden.org/ searcher. php Castle Garden] index of New York City passenger arrivals 1820-1913 (no images)
*[http://immigrantships.net Immigrant Ships Transcriber's Guild] transcripts and index of over 10,000 ships' passenger lists
*[http://immigrants.byu.edu/main_page Immigrant Ancestors Project] (BYU) indexing efforts focusing on France, Germany, England, Ireland, Italy, and Spain
*[http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/ Immigration History Research Center] (Univ of Minn.) research on international migration, archives to document immigrant and refugee life
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/contentlisting.aspx?cat=immigration WorldVitalRecords] over 40 million names in over 100 immigration and travel databases
*[http://reunion.hias.org/en/pages/immigrant-records Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society immigrant records] English and Russian HIAS arrival cards since 1909 copies for fee
'''National Archives collections'''
http://www. collectionscanada.gc.ca/ genealogy/ 022-908-e. html Library and Archives Canada] 15 Canadian immigrant name indexes, passenger lists before 1865, 1865-1935, ocean arrivals 1919-1924, border entries 1919-1924, after 1935, immigrants from Russia, British home children orphan immigrants, passports, and citizenship papers
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/passenger-arrival.html U.S. National Archives] ship passenger arrival records and land border entries 1800-1819, 1820-1959, links to immigration databases
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 BLM-GLO Land Patent Index] search homesteads, and other land records by state, applicant's name, or land description
http://www .itd.nps.gov/ cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] about 1/10 of Union soldiers were recent immigrants; some military records may give hometown
'''Immigrant heritage societies'''
*[http://www.augustana.edu/swenson/ Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center] at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois studies of Swedish immigration to North America, the communities the immigrants established, and the role the immigrants and their descendants have played in American life
=== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections ===
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_York, _Northern_Arrival_Manifests_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) New York, Northern Arrival Manifests] shows over 1 million cards in [[Soundex]] order for passengers arriving '''north''' of New York City in New York State at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls, Rochester, Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, and Waddington.
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