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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
* Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists Outbound from USA & Canada
* Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists by Year of Arrival

SHIPS TO MASSACHUSSETS BEFORE 1820

Early settlers of Massachusetts generally came from England and Scotland and the other New England states. Plymouth Colony was first settled in 1620. From 1630 to 1642, fifteen to twenty thousand people settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

The following sources for immigrants to Massachusetts will be helpful:

  • Filby, P. William. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index. 11 vols. Indexes over 500,000 passengers to America from 1650 to mid-1980 in published passenger lists. Includes the immigrant's name, age, and year of arrival. Provides source list for all indexed passengers. The first three volumes are a combined alphabetical index that was published in 1981. Supplemental volumes have been issued annually. 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 [$]
  • Colket, Meridith B. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe 16071657. Includes a list of those who came to the Colonies during the first 50 years. Lists names, dates, and brief information about each immigrant and sources for further research.
  • Banks, Charles E. Planters of the Commonwealth: Emigrants to New England in Colonial Times.
  • Anderson, Robert C. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 16231633. Genealogical information about the early immigrants to New England. Each volume is indexed, with a cumulative index at the end of volume 3. Well documented with sources cited.
  • The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 16141775. An alphabetical list of English convicts transported to colonial America.
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants, 16611669 A list of those who emigrated from England to America, including those who were deported and those sold into labor. Compiled from English public records.
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants, 17001750. A list of those who emigrated from England to America. Compiled from English public records. Usually gives name, age, occupation, residence, ship, destination, and precise source citation.
  • Bolton, Ethel Stanwood. Immigrants to New England, 17001775. includes names, dates, place of origin, place of settlement, and some family information.

The following CDs may also be helpful
Boston, 1821-1850 Ships Passenger Lists
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 [$]

Ship Arrivals Before 1820

Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1620
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list The Mayflower And Her Log, July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621 -- Complete. Online at the Gutenberg Project in text or zipped versions.
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1630
In 1630 John Winthrop organized a fleet of 11 ships to carry immigrants from England to America. Departing in two groups in April and May, they arrived at various dates in June and July. These ships were:The Ambrose; The Arbella; The Charles; The Hopewell; The Jewel; The Mayflower; The Success; The Talbot ; The Trial; The Whale; The William & Francis
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List  Winthrop Fleet Large list of names of passengers to New England 1630 on board all ships listed above
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1633

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list The Hull Co. England to Boston Massachusetts 1633
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1634

Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List Francis England to New England 1634
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1635

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Elizabeth 1635 to Boston New England
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Abigail London England to New England 1635
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List Susan & Ellen to New England 1635

Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List  The Plantert to New England 1635

Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1637

Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List Hector England to Massachussets 1637
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1638

Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List  The Martin to New England 1638
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List  The Confidence to New England 1638
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1671
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List Arabella to New England 1671
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1677
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list  Ship Kent arrived at Raccoon Creek,Mass. 8-23-1677

Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1683
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Salee Rose Downes, England to Boston Massachusetts 1683
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1716
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List Snow Amity Glasgow Scotland to Boston Massachusetts 1716
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List The Globe 1716 Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger ListPatience & Judith 1716 Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1736
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List(no ship name) 1736 Ireland to Boston, Mass
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List(no ship name) Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts 1744
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1762
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List(no ship name) 1762 Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts
1763
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List Ship Diligence Glasgow Scotland to Boston Massachusetts Nov. 15 1763
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List  Captn. Doble's passengers from Newfoundland to Boston Massachusetts 1763
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1764
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List Snow Douglas Greenock Scotland to Boston Massachusetts July 1764
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List(no ship name) 1764 Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger ListThe Hannah 1764 Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger ListThe Freemason 1764 Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1765
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List(no ship name) 1765 Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1766
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List Ship Stirling Castle from Greenock Scotland to Boston Massachusetts Apr. 16, 1766
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List Snow Jenny from Glasgow Scotland to Boston Massachusetts Oct. 31, 1766
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List(no ship name) 1766 Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List(no ship name) 1766 Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger ListThe William 1766 Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1767
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger ListAnn & Margaret 1767 Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1779
Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List(no ship name) 1779 Ireland to Boston, Massachusetts
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1804

Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger ListPassengers Engaged to Sail on Board the American Brig Atlantic, Robert Askins, Master burden 196 tone, for Boston, Massachusetts Sworn at Dublin Ireland 19 June 1804.

If you don't find your ancestor on my ships' pages, try genealogy records on Ancestry.com. You can view them with a trial period free access. OliveTreeGenealogy.com free immigration databases are listed after the fee based databases below
What's Available in Massachusetts Immigration Records includes immigration and naturalizations records such as
New England Irish Pioneers
New England Founders
Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers
New England Immigrants, 1700-75
Boston Port Arrivals and Immigrants, 1715-16,62-69
Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore Steamship Arrivals, 1890-1930
New England Captives' Stories

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Search NARA & FHC film numbers for ships to Massachussets

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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

FIND YOUR ANCESTOR IN FREE SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS TO USA
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