Castle Garden Online Database
Free online searchable database of over 10 million immigrants who arrived at Castle Garden at the tip of Manhattan between 1830 and 1892. Searchable by name. Before Ellis Island was opened, Castle Garden functioned as the first official immigration center in the United States as a collaboration between the State of New York and New York City. Information in the online database is taken from the original ships' manifests and provides occupation, age, sex, date of arrival, place of origin and ship name. Results of advanced searches require a fee-for-download.