|The Ellis Island website is well known to those searching for immigrant ancestors. Not so well known is a new site, Castle Garden: America's First Immigration Center. The Ellis Island records arrivals from 1892 to 1924; the Castle Garden site records arrivals from 1830 to 1892. The Ellis Island site has copies of the ship manifests, whereas the Castle Garden site just has a list of transcriptions of name/occupation/age/date of arrival/origin/ship. Asking for all Fay immigrants just for the period 1830 through 1870 results in 822 names; among these, Patrick 39, Michael 25, Thomas 19, Bridget 30, Mary 84, Catherine 24, John 65, James 31. And this does not cover the variant spellings such as Fahy (another 664). One needs patience and some starting information.