Best FREE Genealogy Websites of 2017: Genealogy Immigration Websites

Best FREE Genealogy Websites of 2017: Genealogy Immigration Websites

Trace your immigrant ancestors' journeys by searching for passenger lists, old naturalization papers and more on these free genealogy websites.

Bremen Passenger Lists 

Search more than 738,000 surviving German passenger records, mostly from 1920 to 1939; a handful date from the mid-19th century.

Castle Garden 

America’s first immigration center—before Ellis Island—welcomed 11 million arrivals from 1820 through 1892, and you can search for them all here.

Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court

More than a half-million searchable naturalization petitions from 1871 to 1929—primarily Declarations of Intention—may unlock the puzzles of your Midwestern immigrant ancestors.

Danish Emigration Archives

Got Danes in the family tree? Find them under the Emigration Protocols tab among nearly 400,000 searchable emigrant records (1868-1908). Letters, photos, and even audio and video recordings bring your ancestors’ experience to life.

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

Explore the nation’s immigration history in this Harvard site, which for the first time makes available online some 400,000 pages from more than 2,200 printed sources, plus more than 7,800 historic photographs.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

 If you haven’t visited lately, this upgraded site at its updated URL will pleasantly surprise you with its visual presentation. Not to worry, though: The heart of the site remains its 51 million searchable passenger records, now covering through 1957.

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