Free access to select immigration records through March 17 is offering free access to select immigration and border crossing records. Free access expires March 17, 2013 at midnight ET.

Go to:  and for border crossings:

Immigration Collections include:

New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957

California Passenger and Crew Lists 1882-1957

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1986-1935

Titanic Survivors, Carpathia Passenger List 1912

UK Outward Ship Passenger Lists, 1890-1960

Hawaii Passenger Lists, 1941-1948

Honolulu, Hawaii Passenger and Crew Lists 1900-1959

Australian Convict Transportation Registers-Other Fleets and Ships 1791-1868

Border Crossings:

Border Crossings from Canada to us 1895-1954

Border Crossings from Mexico to US 1895-1957

US Passport Applications 1795-1925

Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists 1905-1957

US Consular Posts, Emergency Passport Applications, 1915-1926

You will have to register –its free.  Name, email and password.

If you access one of the collections that are not being offered free through Ancestry- you will be offered a paid subscription but will not be able to view the records for free.

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