Currently, only partial indexes are available online.Ancestry has a computerized searchable index for the years 1890 to 1913. All of the information is also available by microfilm.This site includes 22 million immigrants arriving from 1892 until 1924.If you click on “Passenger Search” and scroll down to “Search Tips” you’ll find some useful advice to help you find your ancestor more easily.This contains hints on broadening and narrowing your search.It also reminds you that volunteers transcribed the records exactly as they were found in the original (although of course transcription errors occur also).Everyone who arrived during this time period isn’t included, but it’s certainly worth a try. You can click on the name to see the complete extracted information.For later arrivals, check the Ellis Island website at
An online version covering the years 1869 to 1908 is available online through the The Danish Emigration Database at A number of passenger departure lists (and arrival lists) are available online through the Ship’s Transcriber’s guild at One option that doesn’t require payment is the Castle Garden website online at The search available here includes ten million names of people arriving between 18 when Ellis Island opened.Ancestry also has the Baden Emigration Index with 28,000 people who left Baden between 18. (All these Ancestry databases can be located by going to and “more” under “Immigration” on the sidebar.Finally, scroll down the long list of databases in the middle box until you find the database for which you are looking.) Also try The Association of European Migration Institute’s website at: links to other online passenger list or other information about emigrants.