What's New?

  • Picture: ?Photograph of Immigrants Landing at Ellis Island.? NAID: 595034 Ship Passenger Records
    This series is an updated set of passenger list records from the Castle Garden Immigration Center. It includes 5 million new passenger list records for a total of 11 million passenger records. Most of the records are for European passengers who arrived at selected East Coast ports in America between 1820 and 1912. These records replace the various American Passenger Data Files from the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research.
  • Picture: ?Social Security Poster of an Old Man,? Photographs of the Social Security Board Activities, 1936 ? 1948, Record Group 47: Records of the Social Security Administration, National Archives at College Park. NAID: 195880  https://catalog.archives.gov/id/195880 Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT)
    This series contains data from the Social Security Administration's Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT). The Claim Files contain information extracted from Social Security life or death claims for 25 million deceased individuals. The records include information such as name, social security number, birth date, and birth place. This is in addition to the nearly 50 million NUMIDENT death records and 72 million NUMIDENT application (SS-5) records already on AAD.

AAD Highlights

Irving Berlin
composed "God Bless America" and immigrated to America from Russia with his family when he was 5 years old. See his passenger record.

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
was a joint U.S.-Soviet space flight in July 1975. See a record relating to the success of the project in the Central Foreign Policy Files.

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