New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues
| This article lists issues previously reported for this collection and
may provide solutions or workarounds to those issues.
Known Issues[edit | edit source]
Question 1[edit | edit source]
Question #1: Some indexed records have event place, date, or other errors. How can I determine the correct information?
Answer 1: View the document to verify the correct information at http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org, or search the Catalog using the film number included in the record detail page. A list of known problems below provides correct indexing information:
- Many records were indexed with the First Name entered as the Italian relationship to the head of the family: moglie (wife), figlio (son), figlia (daughter). For example, the original passenger list states "moglie Magdalena" or “wife Magdalena” and was entered as the First Name: Moglie and the Last Name: Magdalena.
- The estimated birth year is not available in the search results, or in the record detail page. Only the age is available.
- Go to the New York, Passenger Arrival Lists, Ellis Island - FamilySearch Historical Records article
- Go to the New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 collection at FamilySearch.org