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Find out how they got here: Searching the manifests..

Ellis Island Passenger Search - This site is the best place to start the search for your family's immigrant roots. Administered by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, this site allows users to search for immigrant passengers that arrive to Ellis Island from 1892- 1924.No subscription necessary, but registration is required (you must provide an email address). Saving a copy of the the original manifests to your hard drive is prohibited, however a little technical ingenuity can work around certain difficulties. The majority of Molfettese immigrants can be found after the year 1900, with only a few arriving before then.

Steve Morse - One Step Search - Developed by Genealogy guru, Steven P. Morse, this site allows researchers to use a greater number of variables when searching the online Ellis Island Database. For example, a query with the word Molfetta typed into field labeled "town name," produces a list of 4717 names. When searching this database it is sometimes useful to use different or alternate spellings when trying to locate tough to find manifests.

Family Search Labs - A newly developed web site created by the LDS Church, famous for their dedication to genealogy. No subscription is necessary, but registration is required (you must provide an email address. This web site includes several searchable databases including New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island) 1892-1924.