- $63 for a one- or two-page historical ship manifest and passenger record with decorative document holder ($113.99 value)
Customers search the 1892–1957 database of ship manifests and passenger records, selecting their ancestor’s records that they’d like to purchase and own. See the FAQs for search and ordering tips.
Please note that this offer entitles you to redeem this gift online, not in person. You do NOT have to go to the American Family Immigration History Center on Ellis Island to redeem this offer. If you have any questions, please call 212-561-4588 or email ContactUs@LibertyEllisFoundation.org.
The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation
The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation was established in 1982 to raise private funds for the restoration and preservation of these two icons of the American experience, which are managed by the National Park Service. The Foundation restored the Statue of Liberty for the centennial in 1986, restored Ellis Island and reopened Ellis Island to the public. The Foundation has since digitized over 51 million arrival records, now available to view online for free. Both sites can be visited via ferry from New York City and New Jersey. Patrons can look up the immigration records of their family, friends, or even their favorite celebrity.
The Statue of Liberty
Given by France as a gift to the American people, the Statue of Liberty was meant to commemorate the Declaration of Independence. Inscribed with a poem by Emma Lazarus—"Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," it proclaims—the statue became a shining beacon to the immigrants who first sighted it upon their arrival in New York Harbor.
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
The Ellis Island immigration station is a window to the past, having been restored to its 1918–1924 appearance. (It was open from 1892 to 1954, processing over 12 million immigrants.) Within the complex, the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration seeks to tell the story of generations of Americans and interpret it for visitors—many of whom are descendants of immigrants who first landed here. In addition to tours and exhibits, the American Family Immigration History Center allows visitors to search the archives to trace their family members' stories through records.