United States, Italians to America Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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United States Italians to America Index, 1855-1900
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Record Description
Record Type Emigration and Immigration
Collection years 1855-1900
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What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of data files relating to the immigration of Italians to the United States for arrivals 1855-1900. Created by the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Italians to America

  • Name
  • Age
  • Sex
  • City/town of last residence
  • Destination city/country

Collection Content

Sample of indexed information:

Angela Martino United States Italians to America Index
Name Angela Martino
Event Type Immigration
Event Date 10 Feb 1897
Event Place New York, New York, New York, United States
Gender Female
Age 27
Birthplace Italy
Occupation Wife
Ship Name Oregon
Birth Year (Estimated) 1870
Departure Port Naples
Literacy Unknown
Residence Place Frosolone
Destination Place Providence
Transit or Travel Compartment Staying in the USA [Transit]; Steerage [Travel]

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date of arrival
  • The approximate age of your ancestor
  • The names of other family members
  • The destination city or country

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the name of your ancestor to locate church and land records
  • The country/town of last residence can lead you to census records
  • The destination city can also lead you to census records
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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