This series of Italians to America will concentrate on the period from 1880 to 1899, with the first volumes listing those Italians who arrived in New York and later volumes including other U. Although almost all Italians departed from ports in their own country, this study also includes Italian departures from other foreign ports.
Italian passengers on these lists who disembarked at New York are published in their entirety; the names of non-Italian passengers are deleted.British Library Cataloguing in Publication Information Available Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Available ISBN 0-8108-5630-1 (cloth : alk. Until then, comparatively few Italians migrated to America.paper) TM The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992. However, with the development of faster steamships to replace sailing vessels and thereby shorten transoceanic voyages, and with Ellis Island opening in 1892 to facilitate the arrival of more immigrants, this situation changed, and increased numbers of Italians began leaving their homeland. The original passenger lists, transcribed by shipping agents and ships' officers and filed by all vessels entering U. ports, have been used in the preparation of Italians to America.The researcher also can locate data regarding a person's age, sex, and occupation as well as village of origin and destination when available.An important feature of Italians to America is the extensive Italiansurname index of ships' passengers included in each volume.