Selected Passenger Genealogical Resources
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Baca, Leo. Czech Immigration Passenger Lists. Halletsville, Tex.: Old Homestead Pub. Co., c1983.
Primarily discusses Czech and Moravian immigrants into the ports of New Orleans and Galveston Texas.
Boyer, Carl., Ship Passenger Lists: National and New England (1600-1825). Newhall, California, 1977.
Boyer, Carl., Ship Passenger Lists: New York and New Jersey (1600-1825). Newhall, California, 1978.
Boyer, Carl., Ship Passenger Lists: The South (1538-1825). Newhall, California, 1979.
Boyer, Carl., Ship Passenger Lists: Pennsylvania and Delaware (1641-1825). Newhall, California, 1980.
Burgert, Annette K. Master Index to the Emigrants Documented in the Published Works of Annette K. Burgert, F.A.S.G., F.G.S.P. Myerstown, PA.: AKB Publications, 2000.
Includes surname and given name of emigrant year of emigration to the United States, and keyword to one of Burgert's other sources.
Burgert, Annette Kunselman. Palatine Origins of Some Pennsylvania Pioneers. Myerstown, PA: AKB Publications, 2000.
Seeks to identify the European village of origin of Colonial Pennsylvania German Immigrants through 18th century German resources and Pennsylvania church records.
Coldham, Peter Wilson. Bonded Passengers to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983.
Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Bristol Registers of Servants Sent to Foreign Plantations, 1654-1686. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1988
Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1988.
Dobson, David. Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984.
The Famine Immigrants: Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983.
The records list Irish passengers by name, ship and date of arrival.
Filby, P. William, Passenger and Immigration List Index: A Guide to Published Arrival Records of 300,000 Passengers Who Came to the United States and Canada in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries. Detroit, Mich.:
This volume is a preliminary edition containing about 75,000 names. This is a compilation of published passenger lists, not passenger lists on microfilm.
Filby, P. William, Passenger and Immigration List Index: A Guide to Published Arrival Records of 500,000 Passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth centuries. (3 volumes, plus annual supplements), Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., c1981.
This is a compilation of published passenger lists, not passenger lists on microfilm. You will need to check each supplement individually. The printed numbered bibliography is at the beginning of each volume.
Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports. Wilmington, DE, Scholarly Resources, 1988.
Derived from original ship manifest schedules in chronological order by date of
arrival. The original set is from January 2, 1850-June 17, 1897.
There is an index of names in every volume, look in the volume in the range of
years the immigrant would have arrived. Information on ship and village may be
Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports in the 1840's. Wilmington, DE, Scholarly Resources, c2002.
Derived from original ship manifest schedules in chronological order by date of arrival. The records in this set begin in the 1840s.
There is an index of names in every volume, look in the volume in the range of years the immigrant would have arrived. Information on ship and village may be given.
Index to Mennonite Immigrants on United States Passenger Lists, 1872-1904. North Newton, Kan.: Mennonite Library and Archives, 1986.
Includes names, age and occupation of Mennonite arrivals. Also contains chronological list of ships.
Italians to America: Lists Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports 1880-1899. Wilmington, Delaware, Scholarly Resources, 1992.
There is an index of names in every volume, look n the volume in the range of years the immigrant would have arrived. Information on ship and village may be given.
Jones, Henry Z., Even More Palatine Families: 18th Century Immigrants to the American Colonies and their German, Swiss and Austrian origins. Rockport, ME.: Picton Press, c2002.
Jones, Henry Z. More Palatine Families: Some Immigrants to the Middle Colonies 1717-1776 and their European Origins Plus New Discoveries on German Families who Arrived in Colonial new York in 1710. Universal City, CA.: H.Z. Jones, 1991.
Lancour, Harold. Lists of Ships Coming to North America, 1607-1825.
Extracted from New York Public Library Bulletin, May 1937
Lancour, Harold. Passenger and Immigration Lists Bibliography 1538-1900: Being a Guide to Published Lists of Arrivals in the United States and Canada. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., c1988
Migration from the Russian Empire: Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., c1995.
Derived from original ship manifest schedules in chronological order by date of arrival. Covers the period from January 1875 June 1891. In the same format as Germans to America.
Morton Allan Directory of European Passenger Steamship Arrivals for the Years 1890 to 1930 at the Port of New York and for the years 1904 to 1926 at the Ports of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Baltimore. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979.
Olsson, Nils William. Swedish Passenger Arrivals in U.S. Ports 1820-1850 (except New York): With Additions and Corrections to Swedish Passenger Arrivals in New York 1820-1850. Saint Paul, Minn.: North Central Pub. Co., 1979.
Rasmussen, Louis J. San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists. Colma, Calif.: San Francisco Historic Record & Genealogy: Bulletin, 1965.
Strassburger, Ralph Beaver. Pennsylvania German pioneers: A publication of the original lists of arrivals in the port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Springfield, VA: Genealogical Books in Print, 1992.
Tepper, Michael. American Passenger Arrival Records: A Guide to the Records of Immigrants Arriving at American Ports by Sail or Steam. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1993.
Discusses the content of colonial, early federal, and customs passenger lists.
Tepper, Michael, Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1641-1819: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the Pennsylvania magazine of History and Biography. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975.
Tepper, Michael. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Baltimore, 1820-1834: From Customs Passenger Lists. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982.
Tepper, Michael. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819: The Philadelphia (baggage list). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987.
Precedes regular passenger lists. Cargo inventories are where passengers are
U.S. Department of State. Passenger Arrivals, 1819-1920: A Transcript of the List of Passengers Who Arrived in the United States from the 1, October, 1819, to the 30, September, 1820, with an added index. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1967.
Anita, Michael J. Ships of our Ancestors. Menominee, Mich.: Ships of our Ancestors Inc., 1983.
Descriptive information about ships.
Colletta, John Philip. They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Publishing, c1993.
Discusses all types of immigration emigration sources, plus alternative resources.
Online subscription available for use within the Indiana State Library. The following is a sampling of various ports, and timeframe of records, that are available. This is not a comprehensive list of all available titles.
Atlantic Ports, Gulf Coast, & Great Lakes Passenger Lists 1820-1871
Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1892-1948
Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943
New Orleans 1820-1850, Passenger & Immigration Lists
Philadelphia 1800-1850, Passenger & Immigration Lists
New York Passenger Lists 1851-1891
New York 1820-1850, Passenger & Immigration Lists
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
This site includes a broad range of subject categories such as: Famous & Historical Ships, General Resource Sites, Libraries, Archives & Museums, Mailing Lists, Newsgroups & Chat, Professional Researchers, Ships, Passenger & Crew Lists, Shipwrecks, and Societies & Groups.
The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration
Searchable data files relating to the immigration of Russians (1834-1897), Irish (1846-1851), Germans (1850-1897), and Italians (1855-1900) to the U.S.
Online Passenger Lists. Internet Sources for Transcribed Passenger Records & Indexes
Index to Passenger Lists...New York, 1820-1846, 1897-1902, Index (Soundex)...NY, 1902-1943
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