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Flying the Quarantine flag

Deaths in Quarantine, 1909-1911


Repositories and Archives


The Forgotten of Ellis Island Database

Search the Database

My Search for Apollonia Spiegel

Quarantine Station for Ellis Island and the Port of New York Photographs and Pictures

Sign the Guestbook!

Some Resources to Use in Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestors

A Short Bibliography for Quarantine and Ellis Island

Repositories or Archives

Links to More Sites related to Quarantine and Immigration

Ellis Island Museum and Web Site

In late April 2001, the long-awaited database of Ellis Island immigration records became available both in the museum on computers set up for public use as well as on-line on the Internet for use anywhere by anyone at anytime of the day or night at Reportedly, a nominal fee will be requested for downloading any images of manifests and it is expected that the fees collected will be used towards the restoration of the Dormitory and Dining Room building which is currently located behind the large hall on Island 1 of Ellis Island.

Many who use the Ellis Island database (EIDB) find its search engine to be diffult to get good results. However, Steve Morse developed a more versatile search engine which can be found at: His search engine allows for more varilables and will search the Ellis Island database as well as the Castel Garden database.

Castle Garden database

Prior to the opening of Ellis Island as an immigration station, Castel Garden and the Battery were used as an immigration. The Customs Lists for this time frame have been indexed and are available at While they have a search engine, you can use Steve Morse's fabulous search engine for this database. Unlike Ellis Island web site, this database is an index only and does not show any images of the customs lists or ships' manifests.

The Staten Island Historical Society

Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences

New York Public Library, The Research Library

NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Richmond County NYGenWeb site

NYC Municipal Archives

NYC Municipal Archives
NYC Municipal Archives: List of Holdings

NY City Dept. of Health

NY State Dept. of Health: Vital Records

The LDS Family History Library and Centers

In the summer of 1999, the FHL added their many resources to the internet at And around 2009, they began placing records online for free as part of their Record Search program.

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