FamilySearch and The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation announced earlier this month that the entire collection of Ellis Island New York Passenger Arrival Lists are now available online. The collection is available on both sites and covers the years 1820 to 1957. These records can be searched for free.
The records were originally preserved on microfilm. They have now been transcribed thanks to the hard work of 165,590 online FamilySearch volunteers. The searchable database contains 65 million names.
Many of us are used to the FamilySearch Interface. The The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. Interface are equally intuitive and easy to use. Both sites require us to log on to gain full Access to their records.
The links to the sites are