Archive for category Ships

Steve Morse’s Ship-Lists Project

Steve Morse’s team of over 50 volunteers went through every one of the 3700 rolls of Ellis Island microfilms from 1892 to 1924. For each arrival they found, they recorded the roll, volume, frame, date, ship-name, and ports.

Now that it is complete, this is the first searchable list of every ship arrival along with links to the associated manifest pages. The list consists of a total of 84,000 ship arrivals.

The searchable list can be accessed by clicking on the “Ship-Lists” link in the Ellis Island section of Steve’s website at


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Jewish Families

First American Jewish families: 600 Genealogies, 1654-1977. by Malcolm H Stern. Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives, 1978.
Stern’s book contains family trees of Jewish families that arrived in the United States between 1654 and 1838.

  • Not at UD
  • Last published in 1991 and now out of print
  • The American Jewish Archives has posted the entire text online
  • Added an index you can browse or search by last name and optional first name
  • Click on a name in the search results to see a digital image of the page on which the person appears

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