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New York Immigration Ports

Immigration brought a lot of our ancestors to New York. A lot of immigrants migrated on through the United States, but some decided to make New York their home. New York has sixty-two counties making it the third most populated state. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and the country of Canada. The largest cities are Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, and the largest city also in the United States, New York City.

The major ethnic groups in New York are African Americans, Italians, Hispanics, Irish and German. The catholic religion comprised most of the people, followed by Protestants, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists and others at a smaller percentage.

New York was a major immigration port. Some of the ports used were

*New York, New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 (includes Castle Garden, Barge Office and Ellis Island Records)
*Alexandria Bay, New York, 1929-1956 - "Alphabetical Card Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Alexandria Bay, Cape Vincent, Champlain, Clayton, Fort Covington, Mooers, Rouses Point, Thousand Island Bridge and Trout River, New York, July 1929-April 1956" (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1481 - 3 Rolls)
*Black Rock, New York
*Buffalo, New York, 1902-1954
*Cape Vincent, New York, 1929-1956 - see Alexandria Bay, New York
*Champlain, New York, 1929-1956 - see Alexandria Bay, New York
*Charlotte, New York
*Clayton, New York, 1929-1956 - see Alexandria Bay, New York
*Fort Covington, New York, 1929-1956 - see Alexandria Bay, New York
*Hogansburg, New York, 1929-1956 - "Soundex Card Manifests of Alien and Citizen Arrivals at Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown and Waddington, New York, July 1929-April 1956" (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1482 - 3 Rolls)
*Lewiston, New York, 1902-1954
*Louisville Landing, New York
*Malone, New York, 1929-1956 - see Hogansburg, New York
*Mooers, New York, 1929-1956 - see Alexandria Bay, New York
*Morristown, New York, 1929-1956 - see Hogansburg, New York
*New York City 1820-1957 (includes Castle Garden, Barge Office and Ellis Island Records)
*Niagara Falls, New York 1902-1954
*Nyando, New York, 1929-1956 - see Hogansburg, New York
*Ogdensburg, New York, 1929-1956 - see Hogansburg, New York
*Oswegatchie, New York, 1821-1823
*Rochester, New York, 1866 and 1902-1954
*Rooseveltown, New York - see Hogansburg, New York
*Rouses Point, New York, 1929-1956 - see Alexandria Bay, New York
*Sag Harbor, New York, 1829-1834
*Thousand Island Bridge, New York, 1929-1956 - see Alexandria Bay, New York
*Trout River, New York, 1929-1956 - see Alexandria Bay, New York
*Waddington, New York, 1929-1956 - see Hogansburg, New York



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