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PASSENGER LISTS

[Film numbers on this page are LDS Film Numbers]

The Pitfalls - A Personal Experience

My personal search for my great-great-grandfather's immigration will illustrate a possible pitfall in the passenger list search. After using all the regular genealogical methods, we had determined that my great-great-grandfather immigrated, along with his wife and three sons - between 1855 and 1858. However, we did not know at which port they had entered the United States, and searches of the indexes for all the ports proved fruitless. We also searched through all the book indexes, but once again failed to find Adam McJilton (or Magilton), his wife Sarah Jane, and sons Thomas, Samuel, and Joseph.

Many times in the past five years we'd gone back to the search, but were always unsuccessful. Then one day my Dad started thinking about what else "Magilton" might look like if written carelessly. After a couple trials, he tried "Hog--------" and there it was in Brian Mitchell's Irish Passenger Lists 1847-1871 - HOGELTON, Adam - age 30, with wife Sarah 25, and sons Thomas 5, Samuel 2, and Joseph 9m, on the ship Superior, arriving in Philadelphia May 13, 1856, from Clogholl, County Londonderry. A similar entry was found in Filby's Passenger and Immigration Lists Index.

The long-sought-after Manifest is clearly written, recording the passengers as "Adam Magiltin - 25 - Carpenter, Sarah - 23 - Wife, and Thomas - 3, Samuel - 2, and Joseph 9 mos - Children."

copy of the list


Peter Robinson was a member of the Canadian Parliament who was asked to lead emigration of citizens from poverty stricken Ireland to Canada in 1823 and again in 1825. The ship lists from the May, 1825 emigration of nine ships and over 2000 people, were online on the KAWARTHA ANCESTRAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION website (A GenWeb page). [if you find the URL, please send it!]

Alan Tupman has a web page with links to passenger lists for emigrants from Ireland to the United States and Canada, arranged by date. To get there click Passenger Lists

AJMorris has a page of Irish emigrants from ships lists or other sources that document the emigration from Ireland of groups of individuals, searchable by surname, at http://genealogy.org/~ajmorris/ireland/ireemg1.htm

To view the Select Catalog of NARA Microfilm Publications: Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals click Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals on Microfilm

For a partial list of passengers from Ireland to NY in June,1903 aboard The Germanic, click on Irish Emigrants

To view a list of Passengers intending to go from Belfast to New York aboard the Ship WILMINGTON in 1803, click Ship WILMINGTON Passenger List

Lists of Irish Immigrants arriving from Ireland in Boston, Mass. can be looked at here: THE OLIVE TREE GENEALOGY: Irish Ship Lists

Irish Emigration Ship Reconstruction Check it out, especially the Emigration Database info...
Another Recreation


Easy way to find Passenger List at the LDS FHL (Using New York as a sample).
Using the Family History Library Catalog (on compact disc).
Getting started:
  • With the FamilySearch title screen displayed, press [enter].
  • The FamilySearch main menu will be displayed.
  • Next, press [down arrow] to move the bar to "Library Catalog", and press [enter]. A message on the screen will instruct you to insert the library catalog compact disc into the compact disc drive.
  • Insert the disc. The computer will display the catalog main menu and list the types of searches you can conduct.
  • Using the [down arrow]
  • Select: Film / Fiche Number Search
  • TYPE the film # from the appropriate listing below.
  • Then press [F12] to begin the search.
In a moment, the computer will display the complete list that is in that Series.

Listing

Register of vessels arriving at the Port of New York from foreign ports,1789-1919. (M1066)
Film # 1415143

Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, NY, 1820--1897. (M237)
Film # 0002246

Passenger lists of vessels arriving at New York, 1820-1897 ; index to passenger lists of vessels arriving in New York, 1820-1846.(Microcopy 237) ( Microcopy 261)
Film # 0350204





National Archive Page

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ALABAMA


Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at miscellaneous ports in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, 1890-1924.( T517) Film # 1324938

A supplemental index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coast ports (excluding New York) 1820-1874.(M334) Film # 0418161

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231



CALIFORNIA

Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at San Francisco, California,1893-1934. ( M1389) Film # 1430959

Customs passenger lists of vessels arriving at San Francisco, California,1903-1918. ( M1412) Film # 1463582

San Francisco, California, alien manifests : passenger lists of vessels arriving at San Francisco, California, 1893-1920.( M1410) Film # 1465571




FLORIDA

Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at miscellaneous ports in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, 1890-1924.( T517) Film # 1324938

A supplemental index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coast ports (excluding New York) 1820-1874.(M334) Film # 0418161

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231




GEORGIA

Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at miscellaneous ports in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, 1890-1924.( T517) Film # 1324938

A supplemental index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coast ports (excluding New York) 1820-1874.(M334) Film # 0418161

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231

Savannah passenger lists. (T943) Film # 1375955




LOUISIANA

A supplemental index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coast ports (excluding New York) 1820-1874.(M334) Film # 0418161

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231

Passenger lists of vessels arriving at New Orleans, 1820-1921 ;Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving in New Orleans, 1853 -1952. Microcopy T527, T618, M259, and T905. Film # 0543403

Quarterly abstracts of passenger lists of vessels arriving at New Orleans, 1820-1875. (Microcopy 272) Film # 0200235




MAINE

A supplemental index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coast ports (excluding New York) 1820-1874.(M334) Film # 0418161

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231

Passenger lists of vessels arriving at Portland, Maine, 1893-1943 ; Index,1893-1954. (T524) Film # 1412619

Book indexes, Portland, Maine, passenger lists, 1907-1930. (T793) Film # 1375989




MARYLAND

A supplemental index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coast ports (excluding New York) 1820-1874.(M334) Film # 0418161

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231

Index (Soundex) to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Baltimore, 1897-1952.(T520) Film # 1373824

Passenger lists of vessels arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1921 ; Quarterly abstracts of passenger lists of vessels arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1869. Film # 0417383 (Microcopy 255) ( Microcopy 596) ( T844)

Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Baltimore, 1833-1866 (city passenger lists). Film # 0821565

Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1897 (Federal passengers lists). (Microcopy 327) Film # 0417212




MASSACHUSETTS

A supplemental index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coast ports (excluding New York) 1820-1874.(M334) Film # 0418161

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231

Passenger lists of vessels arriving at Boston, 1820-1891 : with index 1848-1891. (M265) ( M277) Film # 0205656

Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Boston, Jan. 1, 1902-Dec.31, 1920; passenger lists of vessels arriving at Boston, Aug. 1, 1891-1935 ; book indexes to Boston passenger lists, 1899-1940.(T0521) (T843,T617,T790) Film # 1724620

Index to passengers arriving at New Bedford, 1902-1954; Passenger lists of vessels arriving at New Bedford, 1902-1942. ( T944, T522) Film # 1412572

Crew lists of vessels arriving in New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1917-1932. Film # 1578398




MICHIGAN

Detroit District manifest records of aliens arriving from foreign contiguous territory : arrivals at Detroit, Michigan, 1906-1954.( M1478) Film # 1490449

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231




NEW YORK

Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at New York, June 16, 1897-June 30, 1902 ; Index (soundex) to passenger lists of vessels arriving at New York, July 1,1902 -December 31, 1943 ; Passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at New York, 1897-1924.( T0621) (T0715) (T0519) Film # 0543449

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231

Index (soundex) to passenger lists of vessels arriving at New York, July 1, 1902-December 31, 1943 (T0621) Film # 1379501

Passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at New York, 1897-1924. (T0715) Film # 1403751

Register of vessels arriving at the Port of New York from foreign ports,1789-1919. (M1066) Film # 1415143

Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, NY, 1820--1897. (M237) Film # 0002246

Passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at New York, 1897-1924.(T715) Film # 1403751

Passenger lists of vessels arriving at New York, 1820-1897 ; index to passenger lists of vessels arriving in New York, 1820-1846.(Microcopy 237) ( Microcopy 261) Film # 0350204

Book indexes to New York City passenger lists, April 1906-September 1920.(T612) Film # 1463601




PENNSYLVANIA

A supplemental index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coast ports (excluding New York) 1820-1874.(M334) Film # 0418161

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231

Index to lists of passengers arriving at Philadelphia, 1883-1948; book indexes, 1906-1926; passenger lists, 1883-1921. (T526, T791, 840) Film # 1380256

Passenger lists of vessels arriving at Philadelphia, 1800-1882 with index 1800-1906. (Microcopy 360) Film # 0419424




RHODE ISLAND

A supplemental index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coast ports (excluding New York) 1820-1874.(M334) Film # 0418161

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231

Passenger lists, Providence, Rhode Island, 1911-1916 ; Book indexes, 1911-1934; Card indexes, 1911-1954. (T0518) (T0792) Film # 1412620




SOUTH CAROLINA

Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at miscellaneous ports in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, 1890-1924.( T517) Film # 1324938

A supplemental index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coast ports (excluding New York) 1820-1874.(M334) Film # 0418161

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231




TEXAS

A supplemental index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at Atlantic & Gulf Coast ports (excluding New York) 1820-1874.(M334) Film # 0418161

Copies of lists of passengers arriving at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and at ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (Microcopy 575) Film # 0830231

Passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at Galveston, Texas, 1896-1921; index, 1896-1951.( M1357 M1358 M1359 ) Includes indexes. Film # 1402451




VERMONT

St. Albans District manifest records of aliens arriving from foreign contiguous territory : records of arrivals through small ports in Vermont, 1895-1924. ( M1462) Film # 1430987




WASHINGTON

Passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at Seattle, Washington, 1890-1921. (M1383) Film #1454937

Customs records of passenger manifests inbound, 1894-1909 : Port Townsend, Tacoma, and Seattle.( M1484) Film # 1445995




OTHER

St. Albans District manifest records of aliens arriving from foreign contiguous territory : arrivals at Canadian border ports from January 1895 to June 30, 1954 : Indexes (Soundex), 1895-1924. ( M1461) ( M1463) (M1464) ( M1465) Film # 1472801

St. Albans District manifest records of aliens arriving from foreign contiguous territory : records of arrivals through small ports in Vermont, 1895-1924. ( M1462) Film # 1430987

Subject index to correspondence and case files of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1903-1952. Film # 1527605




Passenger Lists - Bibliography

Passenger Lists "How-to" Books and Bibliographies:

Carr, Peter E. "Filling the Gaps: Newspapers as a Source of Passenger Arrival and Departure Lists." Everton's Genealogical Helper, p. 14. July - Aug. 1996. Logan, UT.

Colletta, John Philip, PhD. "Tips on Ships: Searching New York Passenger Arrivals, 1847-1896. Everton's Genealogical Helper, pp. 6-8. July - Aug. 1994. Logan, UT.
This articles gives tips on finding your ancestor's immigration record when their is no National Archives index available.

Filby, P. William. Passenger and Immigration Lists Bibliography 1538-1900: Being a Guide to Published Lists of Arrivals in the United States and Canada. 2nd edition. 1988. Gale Research Company, Detroit, MI.

Filby, P. William, with Mary K. Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: A Guide to Published Arrival Records of about 500,000 Passengers Who Came to the United States and Canada in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries. 3 volumes, plus annual supplements, and periodic updates. 1981. Gale Research Company, Detroit, MI

Lancour, Harold, compliler. A Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists, 1538-1825: Being a Guide to Published Lists of Early Immigrants to North America. 3rd edition revised and enlarged by Richard J. Wolfe. 1966. New York Public Library, New York, NY.
With a list of Passenger Arrival Records in the National Archives by Frank E. Bridgers.

National Archives. Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals: A Select Catalog of National Achives Microfilm Publications. 1983 National Archives Trust Fund Board, Washington, DC.

Ptak, Diane Snyder. "American and Canadian Passenger / Emigration Registers." Everton's Genealogical Helper, pp. 14-15. Sept. - Oct. 1995. Logan, UT.
This article discusses the availability of emigration registers in the U.S. and Canada, and other sources for discovering immigration date.

Samuelson, W. David. New York City Passenger Ship Lists Index 1820-1824. 1986. Accelerated Indexing Systems, Inc., North Salt Lake, Utah.

Tepper, Michael. American Passenger Arrival Records: A Guide to the Records of Immigrants Arriving at American Ports by Sail and Steam. 1993. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD
This book is a "how-to" guide, outlining the history of immigration, and explaining where to look for passenger lists, how to read them, and how to utilize the information you find in them. According to the publisher, "This new edition features expanded coverage of colonial emigration records, finding aids and reference materials, National Archives microfilm programs and publications, current projects and new developments in immigration research, and more."




Collections of Passenger Lists:

Adams, PhD, William Forbes. Ireland and the Irish Emigration to the New World from 1815 to the Famine. 1980. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.
Originally published by Yale University Press, 1932 & 1960

Addington, Charles. "Immigrants to the United States in Canadian Ship Passenger Lists." Everton's Genealogical Helper, pp. 6-7. Nov. - Dec. 1994. Logan, UT.
This article explains the importance of Candian ship passenger lists in American Genealogy.

"American Passenger Lists, 1804-6" British Musem Transcripts. (In Northern Ireland. Public Record Office Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Records for the Year 1929, Belfast, H. M. Stationery Office 1930, p 15, 21-49)
An alphabetical index of emigrants from counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Permanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone who sailed between June 1804 and Mar 1806 for New York, Philadelphia (or "Philadelphia and Newcastle"), Boston, Baltimore, Charleston, and New Bedford.

Charles K. Bolton. Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America. 1910, 1989. Bacon & Brown, Boston, MA.
This book lists Irish immigrants from Ulster to Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, 1714-1720, including Irish townlands, maps and illustrations. It also contains the petition to Governor Shute, dated 1718, signed by over 250 immigrants from Northern Ireland, requesting permission to move to New England. (Original is in the New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, NH).

Boyer, Carl, 3rd. Ship Passenger Lists: National and New England (1600-1825). 1977. Carl Boyer, 3rd, Newhall, CA.
This compilation of passenger lists is indexed by passenger names, including variant spellings, and the names of ships.

Boyer, Carl, 3rd. Ship Passenger Lists: New York and New Jersey (1600-1825). 1978. Carl Boyer, 3rd, Newhall, CA.
This compilation of passenger lists is indexed by passenger names, including variant spellings, and the names of ships.

Boyer, Carl, 3rd. Ship Passenger Lists: Pennsylvania and Delaware (1641-1825). 1980. Carl Boyer, 3rd, Newhall, CA.
This compilation of passenger lists is indexed by passenger names, including variant spellings, and the names of ships.

Boyer, Carl, 3rd. Ship Passenger Lists: The South (1538-1825). 1979. Carl Boyer, 3rd, Newhall, CA.
This compilation of passenger lists is indexed by passenger names, including variant spellings, and the names of ships.

Colletta, John Philip, PhD. They came in ships. 1989. Ancestry Publications. Salt Lake City, UT.
Includes passenger lists and bibliographical references.

Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts, 1620-1775. 1932. George Banta Pub Co., Menasha, Wis.
The author's doctoral dissertation, St Louis University 1931, this 158 page book gives names of Irish origin of Irish immigrants to Massachusetts, primarily between 1753 and 1769, but including some names from 1621 to 1752.

Early, Charles Montague. "Passenger Lists from The Shamrock and Irish Chronicle, 1815-1816," Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, Vol. XXIX (1930-31) pp. 183-206.
This book containing approximately 3,150 names, lists passengers on 60 ships arriving at New York, 11 at Philadelphia, and 1 at Baltimore. Companion volume to the book by Hackett.

"Early Irish Emigrants to America, 1803-1806." The Recorder; Bulletin of the American Irish Historical Society, v. III, (June 1926) pp. 19-23, New York, NY.
Contains lists of 6 ships, copied from manuscripts in the British Museum; 3 en route to New York, 2 for New Castle and Philadelphia, and 1 for Philadelphia alone copied from manuscripts in the British Museum. Gives name, age, occupation, and point of origin.

Ellis, Eilish. Emigrants from Ireland, 1847-1852. State-Aided Emigration Schemes from Crown Estates in Ireland. 1993. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.
Between 1847 and 1852, the government of Ireland assisted a number of Irish small-holders in emigrating from the Crown estates of Ballykileline in Co. Roscommon; Irvilloughter and Boughill in Co. Galway; Kilconcouse, Offaly; Kingwilliamstown in Cork; and Castlemaine in Co. Kerry. From documents in the Quit Rent Office, Dublin, this book of emigrants' names also gives age, occupation, place of settlement, date of departure, and date and place of arrival for each emigrant. Most of the emigrants arrived at the port of New York, while a few disembarked in Quebec.

Fleming, Grace. "List of Irish Immigrants to America, 1833-1835." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, v. IV, #1, p. 27.


Glazier, Ira A. and Michael Tepper. The Famine Immigrants: Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851. 7 volumes. 1983-1986. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
The passenger lists are arranged by ship and date of arrival in New York, and all information from the original manifests withregards to age, sex, occupation, and family relationships is included. Indexed by all of the passenger names in the text.
Vol. I: January 1846- June 1847. Includes about 85,000 Irish men, women, and children who arrived at the port of New York.
Vol. II: July 1847-June 1848. About 75,000 Irish men, women, and children are included.
Vol. III: July 1848-March 1849. About 70,000 Irish men, women, and children are included.
Vol. IV: April 1849-September 1849. Over 80,000 Irish men, women, and children are included.
Vol. V: October 1849-May 1850. Ed. About 60,000 Irish men, women, and children are included.
Vol. VI: June 1850-March 1851. Over 90,000 Irish men, women, and children are included.
Vol. VII: April 1851-December 1851. Over 85,000 Irish men, women, and children are included.

Hackett, James Dominick and Charles Montague Early. Passenger lists from Ireland. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
Reprint. Excerpted from: Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, volumes 28 and 29. 1929-1931, New York, NY.

Hackett, J. Dominick. "Passenger Lists Published in the 'The Shamrock or Irish Chronicle,' 1811," Journal of the American Irish Historical Society XXVIII (1929-30) 65-82, New York, NT.
This book lists passengers on 29 ships arriving at New York, 6 at Philadelphia, 1 at Baltimore, and 1 at New London, and contains over 2,000 names transcribed and alphabetically arranged. The lists were originally published in 1811 issues of The Shamrock or Hibernian Chronicle, a New York weekly published 1810-1817.

Marshall, William Forbes. Ulster Sails West. (pp. 60-67) "Names of Some Minister, Licentiates, Students, or Emigrants Who Went from Ulster and Served in the Ministry of Presbyterian Churches in North America during the Period 1680-1820, with the Presbytery of Oversight, or District of Origin Where These Have Been Ascertained, the Date of Approximate Date of Arrival, and the Provinces or States Where They Exercised Their Ministry." 1943. The Quota Press, Belfast.
Names are in alphabetical order, but ship names are not given.

McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735 to 1743: A Transcription of the Report of the Irish House of Commons Into Enforced Emigration to America. 1992. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
List of approximately 2000 felons and vagabonds forcibly transported from Ireland, copied from The Journal of the Irish House of Commons, includes transportee's name, date and location of court ordering transportation, reason for transportation, and sometimes the name of the ship and destination in the colonies.

Mitchell, Brian. Irish Passenger Lists 1803-1806. 1995. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD.
The only official registers of passengers leaving Irish ports ever kept was the Hardwicke Papers, now residing in the British Library, London. This book contains lists extracted from the Hardwicke Papers, which name passengers sailing from Ireland to America , including the passenger's name, age, occupation, residence, destination, date of sailing, and ship name. The lists record 109 sailings including about 4,500 passengers. Although Dublin was the most popular port of departure, the three northern ports of Belfast, Londonderry, and Newry accounted for over 60% of these sailings. New York was the most popular destination, with Philadelphia second.

Mitchell, Brian (compiler). Irish Emigration Lists, 1833 to 1839: Lists of Emigrants Extracted from the Ordinance Survey Memoirs for Counties Londonderry and Antrim. 1989. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
This book gives emigrant's name, age, religious denomination, place of origin in Ireland and destination, townland, and parish, and year of emigration, for 3,000 emigrants from Londonderry and Antrim between 1833 and 1839.

Mitchell, Brian. Irish Passenger Lists 1847-1871: Lists of Passengers Sailing from Londonderry to America on Ships of the J. & J. Cooke Line and the McCorkell Line. 1988. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
These passenger lists for the period of the Famine and its aftermath, are taken from the order books of J & J Cooke and William McCorkell and Co, the two main passenger lines out of Londonderry, and include the emigrant's name, age, place of residence, port of departure, and nationality, as well as the ship's name, sailing date, and destination. The lists include 27,495 passengers.

Morton Allan Directory of European Passenger Steamship Arrivals for the Years 18910 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. 1931. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.

Munroe, J. B. A List of Alien Passengers from January 1, 1847, to January 1, 1851, for the Use of the Overseers of the Poor. 1851. Dutton & Wentworth, Boston, MA. Reprinted 1971, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.

Myers, Albert Cook. Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750. 1902, Reprinted 1969, 1994. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
A history of the Quakers in Ireland and Pennsylvania, the appendix of this book includes biographical sketches, including dates of birth, marriage, death, and immigration, and place of residence in Ireland. Also includes a List of Certificates of Removal from Ireland Received at the Monthly Meetings of Friends in Pennsylvania, 1682-1750; with Genealogical Notes from Friends' Records of Ireland and Pennsylvania, Genealogies, County Histories, and Other Books and Manuscripts.

National Archives. Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals: A Select Catalog of National Achives Microfilm Publications. 1983 National Archives Trust Fund Board, Washington, DC.

O'Brien, Michael J. "Irish Immigrants to New England: Extracts from the Minutes of the Selectmen of the Town of Boston, Mass.," The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society XIII (1914) 177-187
This article primarily covers immigrants from Ireland between 1762 and 1769, with some information about immigrations between 1716 and 1769.

O'Brien, Michael J. Irish Settlers in America : A Consolidation of Articles from the Journal of the American Irish Historical Society. 2 vols. 1993. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
A collection of articles from the Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, by Michael J. O'Brien, the historian and chief contributor during its years of publication, 1898-1941. O'Brien's objective was to demonstrate that the Catholic Irish were more numerous than the Ulster Irish in the early days of immigration and more prominent in the affairs of state. The 132 articles assembled in these volumes list over 25,000 pioneers and settlers, from both manuscript and printed sources.

O'Brien, Michael J. Irish Settlers in America (2 volumes). 1993. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD.
A collection of articles from the Journal of the American Irish Historical Society. Ptak, Diane Snyder. A Compilation of American and Canadian Passenger / Emigration Registers . 1993. D.S. Ptak, Albany, NY.

Schlegel, Donald M. Passengers from Ireland: Lists of Passengers Arriving at American Ports Between 1811 and 1817. 1980. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.

Smith, Col. Leonard H. & Norma H. Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867. 1994. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
Many Irish people arrived first at Nova Scotia, in order to save money on their ship passage, then traveled by land to America, sometimes staying awhile in Canada to earn money before continuing their journey. This index of immigrants to Nova Scotia was compiled from dozens of manuscript sources in the Public Archives of Nova Scotia and from archives in Fredericton, Church Point, Ottawa, Boston, London, and Paris and from 450 articles in Nova Scotia periodicals. Entries include all the applicable information available, which may include (some or all of) name, occupation, place of origin, age, names and relationships of family members, name of ship, date of arrival, and military affiliation. Includes source citations.

Smith, Col. Leonard H. & Norma H. Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867 From Non- Nova Scotia Periodicals and from Published Diaries and Journals. This book names about 11,500 immigrants--mostly Irish, Scottish, and English--reported in periodicals published outside Nova Scotia and published diaries and journals, arranged in alphabetical order and including brief, biographical abstracts.
Entries include all pertinent information available, which may include (some or all of) name, occupation, place of origin, age, names and relationships of family members, name of ship, date of arrival, and military affiliation. Includes source citations.

Stanley, Rev. R. J. Emigrants from Ireland, 1833-34, From Londonderry County. Typescript. 1958. #P.B.Q. 11, Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Stephenson, Jean. Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, 1772: The Rev. William Martin and His Five Shiploads of Settlers. 1971. Shenandoah Publishing House, Strasburg, VA.

Tepper, Michael. Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1641-1819: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. 1992. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
This book is a collection of ship passenger lists from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography transcribed primarily from manuscripts in the possession of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Entries range from brief name lists to articles giving passengers' places of origin, occupations, wives and children, dates of arrival, etc. for the period from 1682 to 1819 at the port of Philadelphia and include approximately 6,000 immigrants.

Tepper, Michael. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. 1992. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
This collection of passenger lists is mainly from ports in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, listing about 5,000 17th-and 18th-century arrivals.

Tepper, Michael. New World Immigrants: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from Periodical Literature. 2 volumes. 1988. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
This compilation of passenger lists is extracted from ninety-seven articles from some fifty periodicals, mostly obscure, from 1618-1878, and naming over 27,000 immigrants.

Tepper, Michael. Transcribed by Elizabeth P. Betley. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Baltimore 1820-1834: From Customs Passenger Lists. 1982. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.

Tepper, Michael. Transcribed by Elizabeth P. Betley. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819: The Philadelphia "Baggage Lists". 1986. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.

Tepper, Michael. Passengers To America. A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists. 1988. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
These Ship passenger lists were originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register from 1847 to 1961, including about 18,000 immigrants, mostly of British or Irish heritage, who sailed from London, Liverpool or Bristol, and landed in New York or Boston. . The book includes all information in the original articles, indexed by passenger and ship.

U. S. Department of State. Passengers who Arrived in the United States September 1821-December 1823. 1969. Magna Carta Book Co., Baltimore, MD. from Transcripts made by the State Department.

U. S. Senate. Passenger Arrivals 1819-1820. (Letter from the Secretary of State, with a Transcript of the List of Passengers Who Arrived in the United States from 1st October, 1819, to the 30th September, 1820) 16th Congress, 2nd Session, S. Doc. 118, serial 45. 1821. Reprinted 1971. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.




BOOKS ON COLLATERAL SUBJECTS THAT WILL HELP:

Stryker- Rodda, Harriet. Understanding Colonial Handwriting. (1986), repr. 1996. $4.50. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD.
Finding the correct passenger list requires a lot of luck and the ability to read the often difficult handwriting of another era. We can't do much about the luck, but this book will help you with interpreting the handwriting. Drawing on years of experience searching through colonial records, the author demonstrates a simple technique for reading colonial handwriting. Sam



ONLINE RESOURCES

Italian Genealogy, Heritage, Culture & Databases on the WWW (general Italian genealogy page with some links to posted general internet passenger list discussions and other genealogical research info) has an index to films at NARA.

Filby Passenger ship lists (how-to information for users of the Filby books).

THE OLVE TREE GENEALOGY:Index to Passenger Lists (ship lists, books and resources)

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Ships, Passenger Lists & Immigration (links to passenger list- related sites)

USGenWeb Archives: United States Genealogy census marriage wills -- (Genweb site including Genweb archive search engine, archives related to individual states including passenger lists.

Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals on Microfilm (information related to researching passenger lists on microfilm through the National Archives and Records Administration).

Global Genealogy Supply - Genealogy & History - IRISH SHIPS LISTS (on IBM PC 3-1/2" disk) (apparently this is information describing a commercial cdrom database of ships lists for sale)

Irish Emigrants (a series of lists of ships arriving in the US or Canada from Ireland or England, and their Irish passengers)

Donna Speer Ristenbatt Genealogy NJ Ships' List Index (New Jersey Passenger Ships' Lists)




One website not related to passenger lists that I stumbled across: PETER ROBINSON - IRISH EMIGRATION TO PETERBOROUGH, 1825 (historical discussion on emigration of Irish to Canada in 1825)


Submitted by Lisa




Other fennidi recommend also the following sites:

Una's Genealogy Stuff Co. Mayo, Marriage Index, and Irish Passenger lists

Genuki Emigration and Immigration Page. (Ship List plus a lot of other great information)!

Genealogy on the Internet (Chris Gaunt) Ship List Page. Lots of great links to information about searching for ship passengers using both online and offline resources as well as passenger lists. Be sure to check out the rest of this site if you are new to the web. It is incredible!!

Addie's Genealogy Homepage Emigration and Ship List Page




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