From 1855 to 1890, Castle Garden was America's first official immigration center. This index provides information on immigrants who entered through the Port of New York between 1820 and 1913.
Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), All Branch Libraries, Outside the Library
Subjects: Genealogy; New York City History
Notes: Castle Garden, today known as Castle Clinton National Monument, is the major landmark within The Battery, the 23 acre waterfront park at the tip of Manhattan. From 1855 to 1890, the Castle was America's first official immigration center, a pioneering collaboration of New York State and New York City.
This index includes:
1830 to 1855: pre Castle Garden
1855 to 1890: Castle Garden
1890 to 1891: Barge Office
Dates of Coverage: 1830-1892