July 28, 2005

Castle Garden Website Launching Aug 1, 2005!

The Battery Conservancy is preparing to launch CastleGarden.org on August 1, 2005 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the immigrant depot at Castle Garden on August 1, 1855.

The electronic database project is led by Dr. Ira Glazier, former Director of The Center for Migration Research at The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies and Immigration. CastleGarden.org will be a vital resource for the general public and for scholars interested in the history of immigration through the Port of New York.

Also see Castle Garden Ships Passenger Lists 1855-1890 online. Names of passengers on Ships to New York for other years can be viewed at Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger Lists to New York.