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Five Minute Find: Emigrant Savings Bank Records

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Published on Jan 10, 2014

In the wake of the famine, hundreds of thousands of immigrants came through the port of New York. Often they came in waves with part of the family coming over, finding a job and earning some money to send for other family members. Even if they didn't need to send for family, many needed a safe place to deposit what they had earned. The Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank helped in both cases. The records of that bank are available on Ancestry.com and in today's 5-Minute Find, Juliana Smith tells you what riches you can find in these records, and how to best use them.

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