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SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS

* Search for Your Immigrant Ancestor in Ports of Arrival U.S.A. | Canada | Australia & New Zealand | South Africa | England
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Scottish Immigrants to USA & Canada

Pre-1820 Approximately 650,000 individuals of all nationalities arrived in America before 1820. Most were English and Welsh. Smaller numbers of German, Irish, Scotch-Irish, Dutch, French, Spanish, African, and other nationalities also arrived. These immigrants tended to settle in the eastern, middle-Atlantic, and southern states. Before January 1, 1820, the U.S. Federal Government did not require captains or masters of vessels to present a passenger list to U.S. officials. The lists that remain for the period before 1820 are varied in content. They range from name only lists to giving the person's full name, age, and country of origin.

1820-1880 Over 10 million immigrants came from northern Europe, the British Isles, and Scandinavia between 1820 and 1880. There was a large increase in the number of immigrants from Germany and Ireland beginning in the 1840s and 1850s. Some settled in large eastern and midwestern cities, but most migrated to the midwest and west.

1880-1920 More than 25 million immigrants, mainly from southern and eastern Europe came to USA. Many came from Germany, Italy, Ireland, Austria-Hungary, Russia, and England. Many settled in the larger cities, including New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia. From 1820 to 1902 Custom Passengers Lists were kept the Customs Department. In 1883 the Immigration and Naturalization Service started keeping the records, and these are referred to as Immigration Passenger Lists

To find your Scottish ancestors on ships passenger lists from Scotland to USA & Canada you can search

Online Free Ships Passenger Lists

Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaShip Henry & Francis From Scotland 1685
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaSnow Amity Glasgow Scotland to Boston Massachusetts 1716
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaShip Diligence Glasgow Scotland to Boston Massachusetts Nov. 15 1763
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaSnow Douglas Greenock Scotland to Boston Massachusetts July 1764
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaShip Stirling Castle from Greenock Scotland to Boston Massachusetts Apr. 16, 1766
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaSnow Jenny from Glasgow Scotland to Boston Massachusetts Oct. 31, 1766
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaThe Gale from Scotland to New York, May 16 1774
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaLE DE SPENCER from Falmouth Scotland to Carolina, Feb. 1774
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaThe ULYSSES from Greenock Scotland to Wilmington, North Carolina, August 1774
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaThe Commerce passengers from Broad Albion, Perthshire, Scotland from Port Greenock Scotland to New York July 9, 1775
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaThe AJAX from Greenock Scotland to North Carolina, June 1775
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaThe ULYSSES from Greenock Scotland to North Carolina, April-May 1775
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaThe JACKIE OF GLASGOW from Stanraer Scotland to North Carolina, May 1775
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaThe JAMAICA PaCKET from Kirkaldy Scotland to Carolina, June 1775
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaAndromache 7 February 1820 Leith Scotland to New York
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaPassenger List of Ship Brok or Brooke sailing from Greenock Scotland arriving New York 29 August 1829
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or Canada Hudson, 1850 Dec. 23 Glasgow Scotland arriving New York
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaMary Morris 1851 Sept. 23 Glasgow Scotland arriving New York
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaSarah 1851 Sep 24 Glasgow Scotland arriving New York
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaCarlisle Emigration to Canada 1863
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaTarifa Glasgow Scotland to Boston Massachusetts 1869
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaAssyria 1871 May 20 from Scotland to New York
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list from Scotland to USA or CanadaCircassia 1883 Scotland to New York (many passengers going on to Canada)

Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger listSearch for passengers Use Olive Tree Custom Search Engines to search multiple sites (choose search engines by state of arrival)
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger list Ellis Island Ships Passenger Lists Search passenger records to New York from 1892 to 1924

Census Records

AllCensusRecords.com Search Census Records all years in USA & Canada. Comparison chart of online sites and what census records they have

If you don't know the year your ancestor arrived in the USA, search the 1870, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 census for the year of immigration! Naturalization status is also given.

CD ROMS

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger list What's Available in CD Roms and Books includes
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Indexed CD with names of approximately 3,530,000 individuals who arrived in United States and Canadian ports
  • Immigrants to the New World, 1600s-1800s
  • Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s Covering approximately 70,000 immigrants from Scotland to USA & Canada
  • Scotch-Irish Settlers in America, 1500s-1800s Immigration Records Approximately 215,000 individuals

Online Immigration Records (Fee-based)

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger list Scots-Irish in Virginia, Vol. 1 1745 to 1800; Scots-Irish in Virginia, Vol. 2 & Scots-Irish in Virginia, Vol. 3

Ships Passenger Lists on Microfilm

Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list NARA & FHC Microfilm Reel Numbers Passenger Lists to North America 1820 to 1957

Naturalization Records

For help with Naturalization Records, plus online searchable databases, see NaturalizationRecords.com

Online Articles & Research Advice

Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Immigration to USA Before 1820
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Immigration to USA After 1820
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Naturalization & Citizenship Records USA (PART 1) What the Records contain
Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Naturalization & Citizenship Records USA (PART 2) Where to Find the Records
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger listManifest Markings: A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations (1892-1943) by Marian L. Smith, the Historian of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Newspapers

If the exact date of arrival of a ship is known, you can read the arrival report in newspapers.
Search for ancestors in Historical Newspaper 1690-1980
For example, The New York Times which began publication in September 1851, is available at many large libraries. The type of vessel is normally indicated on the arrival report, which may also give information about events on the voyage. Sometimes names are also given, although full passenger lists are not. You can search the NY Times online! Search 1857-1880 or 1881-1906 These are off-site pay databases but you may be able to use a free trial offer to view them.

Looking for other USA records? See USA GENEALOGY for searchable genealogy databases
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