Americans of Russian or Jewish heritage will find this searchable collection of
passenger list information invaluable. "This collection is extremely important
to people whose Russian ancestors came to the U.S. in the 19th century,"
states Gary Mokotoff, leading expert on Jewish immigration.
Search passenger list information
for approximately 430,000 individuals, largely those of Jewish heritage. This
is the only electronic index for passenger arrivals from Russia prior to 1896.
Now researchers have an "excellent chance" of finding their ancestors'
passenger arrival information, says Mokotoff. Produced alongside the Balch Institute,
the information you can obtain from this data set can help you create a well-rounded
picture of your ancestor's arrival in America.