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SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS TO LOUISIANA BEFORE 1820

Didn't find your ancestor on my free ships' passenger lists? Search Ships Passenger Lists To Louisiana on a trial period free access to Ancestry.com. Their Louisiana Immigration Records includes immigration and naturalizations records such as Louisiana State Database, Louisiana Land Grants, New Orleans, 1820-1850 Passenger Lists, Louisiana Marriages to 1850, Louisiana Census, 1810-1930, Louisiana City Parish Index

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Ships Passenger Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Indexed CD with names of approximately 3,530,000 individuals who arrived in United States and Canadian ports. Or search online Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [$]
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Immigrants to Lousiana

Colonial Louisiana was made up of people of French, Canadian, Spanish, Latin American, Anglo, German, and African descent. Spaniards were the first into the Mississippi River region in the 16th Century. In 1681 the French explorer LaSalle explored the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. In honour of King Louis of France, he called the territory from Canada to the Gulf Louisiana. In 1699, Iberville explored the Gulf Coast and established French forts.

The King of France gave the Compagnie des Indies a 25 year monopoly in 1717 to bring 6000 white settlers and 3000 black slaves to the Louisiana colony. Those who survived disease, malnutrition and the mosquito-infested swamps often took off to search for gold.

Compagnie des Indes awarded large land grants called concessions to wealthy landowners. These landowners then paid the expenses for the engages who were indentured for three years. At the end of that period the engages became land owners with grants of their own.

In 1719 the City of New Orleans was founded. On 6 June 1719, two ships of the Compagnie des Indes, the Grand Duc du Maine and the Aurore disembarked at Pensacola from Guinea with a cargo of 500 black slaves. They began to prepare for the eminent Spanish attack.

In 1719 John Law, originally from Scotland, and now Treasurer of the King's coffers in France, devised a scheme to populate Louisiana. Free transportation was promised. About 10,000 Swiss, German, Belgian and Austrian families showed up at the French ports. The ships were not ready to transport them. Crowded quarters, exposure to the elements, lack of food, unsanitary conditions and disease took the lives of half. When the Pest Ships finally sailed, conditions had not improved and over half the passengers died in route to Louisiana.

These ships landed in Biloxi Louisiana in 1720. The French were ill-prepared for boatloads of sick and starving immigrants and more deaths occured. Some of the settlers were sent to a concession on the Arkansas River where many were massacred by Indians. The few Germans who came to New Orleans demanded passage back to Europe. They were released from bondage and given land grants along the Mississsippi River above New Orleans.

Immigrants to Louisiana is a project brought to you by Olive Tree Genealogy, and consists of lists of Grantees, private passengers, infantry officers, cadets, soldiers, people exiled by the King, and others who went on board ships at La Rochelle, France to sail to Louisiana 1718-1724. Choose from the ships below to view the names

Ships Passenger Lists to Louisiana 1718
free ships passenger list to LouisianaCount de Toulouse - La Rochelle France to Louisiana 15 Nov. 1718
Ships Passenger Lists to Louisiana 1719
free ships passenger list to LouisianaLe Philippe - La Rochelle France to Louisiana 25 Jan. 1719
free ships passenger list to LouisianaLe St. Louis (The St. Louis) - La Rochelle France to Louisiana 21 March 1719
free ships passenger list to LouisianaThe Marie - La Rochelle France to Louisiana 28 May 1719
free ships passenger list to LouisianaThe Union - La Rochelle France to Louisiana 28 May 1719
free ships passenger list to LouisianaLes Deux Freres (Two Brothers) - La Rochelle France to Louisiana 19 Aug. 1719
free ships passenger list to LouisianaLe Marechal d'Estrees - La Rochelle France to Lousiana 19 Aug. 1719
free ships passenger list to LouisianaLe Duc de Noailles - La Rochelle France to Lousiana 16 Sept. 1719
free ships passenger list to LouisianaLa Duchesse de Noailles - From Louisiana to La Rochelle France (no date)
Ships Passenger Lists to Louisiana 1785
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List to LouisianaL'Amitie France to Louisiana New Orleans on November 8, 1785
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List to LouisianaLe Bon Papa France to Louisiana New Orleans on July 29, 1785
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List to LouisianaLa Bergere France to Louisiana New Orleans on August 15, 1785
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List to LouisianaLe Beaumont France to Louisiana New Orleans on August 19, 1785
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List to LouisianaLa Caroline France to Louisiana New Orleans on December 17, 1785
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List to LouisianaLe Saint-Remi France to Louisiana New Orleans on September 10, 1785
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List to LouisianaLa Ville d'Archangel France to Louisiana New Orleans on December 3, 1785

Until January 1, 1820, the U.S. Federal Government did not require require captains or masters of vessels to present a passenger list to U.S. officials. Thus, as a general rule, NARA does not have passenger lists of vessels arriving before January 1, 1820. However, arrivals at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1813-1819, are reproduced in NARA microfilm publication Roll 1 of M2009, Work Projects Administration Transcript of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1813-1849 (2 rolls).

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5-Step Search for Your Immigrant Ancestor in North America

Step 1: First search for your immigrant ancestor in the five major ports of arrival - New York New York, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Baltimore Maryland, Boston Massachusetts and New Orleans Louisiana

Naturalization Records are a great way to find an ancestor's arrival year and ship name!

Step 2: If you don't find your immigrant ancestor in a large port city, try smaller ports of arrival - Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maine, Rhode Island, Florida, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Michigan, Alaska, California, Hawaii and Washington

Step 3: Still can't find your immigrant ancestor on an American ships passenger list? Try a Canadian Port of Arrival and the Canada-U.S. border crossing records (Saint Albans Lists).

Step 4: If you still can't find your ancestor in free ships passenger lists, try ships passenger lists and naturalization records on a pay site. See the Immigration Comparison Chart to help you decide which of the fee-based sites has the passenger lists you need to find your immigrant ancestor

Step 5: Search for ships passengers in Ethnic Groups immigrating to America, other miscellaneous ports of arrival, Ships Passenger Lists on NARA microfilm, J.J. Cooke Shipping Agent Records, Castle Garden New York Ships Passenger Lists 1855-1890, Ellis Island New York Ships Passenger Lists 1894-1927 & Naturalization Records

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