The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. – William Shakespeare
Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.
The port of New York ship passenger records for 1892-1957 are available at www.libertyellisfoundation.org
Earlier records from 1829-1892 are at www.castlegarden.org