Find Your AncestorsArabs Who Lived in New York City, 1880-1900
Linda K. Jacobs
Below is a series of spreadsheets listing the first Arab immigrants to emigrate to New York City in the late 19th Century. Linda K. Jacobs created these databases as part of the research for her book, Strangers in the West, which tells the story of the Syrian colony on the Lower West Side of Manhattan, where America’s first Arab immigrants settled between 1880 and 1900. This is an invaluable resource for Americans of Arab descent who want to trace their roots.
If you use data from these spreadsheets, please cite as: “Linda K. Jacobs, Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900. Accessed at www.KalimahPress.com.” Send comments and corrections to email@example.com.
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Sheet 1: Arabs Living in NYC, 1880-1900
Sheet 2: Syrians in the 1890 NYC Police Census
Sheet 3: Arabs in New York in the 1900 Federal Census