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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 Passenger Lists to Massachussets after 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:

  • Index to names of Immigrants on ships passenger lists January 1848 - July 1891 Searchable database at the Massachusetts Archives
  • Filby, P. William. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index. 11 vols. Detroit: Gale Research, 1981-. (FHL book Ref 973 W32p; some volumes are on microfilm; computer number 75625.) 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.You can buy the CD 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 [$]
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776 , and Emigrants in Bondage, 16141775. [Novato, Calif.]: Broderbund Software, 1996. (FHL compact disc no. 9 pt. 350 [does not circulate to Family History Centers]; computer number 784052.) A comprehensive list of about 140,000 immigrants to America from Britain. Includes Massachusetts immigrants. You can buy the CD Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 16141775. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. (FHL book 973 W2c 1988; computer number 490705.) An alphabetical list of English convicts transported to colonial America.
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants, 16611669. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990. (FHL book 973 W2col 16611699; computer number 614339.) A list of those who emigrated from England to America, including those who were deported and those sold into labor.
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants, 17001750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. (FHL book 973 W2col 17001750; computer number 649138.) A list of those who emigrated from England to America.
  • Bolton, Ethel Stanwood. Immigrants to New England, 17001775. Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1931. (FHL 974 W2b; film 874195 item 3; computer number 87360.)

The following CDs may also be helpful
Immigrants to America,1600s-1800s

Immigrants to the New World, 1600s-1800s

Looking for a Passenger List between 1874 and 1882?

Federal Passenger Lists between 1 April 1874 and 31 December 1882 have not survived. If you found your ancestor on a card index between those dates, you will not find the passenger list on film. However, Massachusetts recorded the names of immigrants arriving in the Port of Boston between 1848 and 1891. The Massachusetts State Archives holds those lists. Records are available as a name index. Information includes name, age, sex, country of birth, last residence, and occupation of the immigrant. The name of the ship and the date of arrival are also listed. Children may be listed separately or with other family members. Search Index to names of Immigrants on ships passenger lists January 1848 - July 1891

Ship Arrivals After 1820

Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger ListA list of vessels and their crews Lost on ships sailing out of the Port of Gloucester, Massachusetts 1832-1860
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1842
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Passenger list of the Barque "Gwen Evans" Wales to the Port of Boston, 15th August 1842.
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1847

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Brig Catherine Mary Bermuda to Boston, Massachusetts 22 February 1847
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list  Anglo American A.H. Brown, Captain - partial list for passengers from Liverpool to Boston,Massachusetts arriving 3 April, 1848.
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Libra8 May 1848 Rotterdam to Boston Massachusetts
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list Libra8 May 1848 Rotterdam to Boston Massachusetts
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1849
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list John Bell departed New Ross on 31st. March and arrived Boston Massachusetts14th. May 1849.
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1855

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list   ER Sawyer 29 Aug 1855Portugal to Massachusetts

Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1869

Olive Tree Genealogy free Ships Passenger List Tarifa Glasgow to Boston Massachusetts 1869 (606 names!)
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1906

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list SS Devonian 1906 Souvenir Passsenger List (Liverpool to Boston) - Saloon Passenger List, Leyland Line S. S. "Devonian," Sailing from Liverpool to Boston, Saturday, 1st September, 1906. [This booklet was distributed to cabin passengers. It may not be as accurate as the passenger manifest][$]

Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1909

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list RMS Republic foundered at sea January 24, 1909, 50 miles south of Nantucket Island
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1913
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list SS Evelyn Cape Verde Islands, Portugal to New Bedford, Massachusetts April 1, 1913 (graphics, slow to load)

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger listSS Winifredian 1913 Souvenir Passsenger List (Liverpool to Boston) - Saloon Passenger List, Leyland Line S. S. "Winifredian," Sailing from Liverpool to Boston, Thursday, 7th August, 1913. [This booklet was distributed to cabin passengers. It may not be as accurate as the passenger manifest][$]

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger list SS Canopic Naples Italy to Boston Massachusetts Dec.17, 1917

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger listCity of Lahore 1919 Souvenir Passenger List (Calcutta to Boston) - Passenters per American and Indian Line S. S. "City of Lahore", Calcutta to Boston via Colombo, Saloon Passenger List, 9th August 1919.[$]

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy free ships passenger listRMS Scythia 1929 Souvenir Passenger List (Liverpool to NY) - List of Tourist Third Cabin Passengers, Cunard Line, R. M. S. "Scythia" (Twin Screw - Gross Tonnage, 19,730) Sailing From Liverpool to Boston and New York (via Queenstown and Galway), Saturday, 19th October, 1929. [This booklet was distributed to cabin passengers. It may not be as accurate as the passenger manifest][$]

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

Need More Help?

Search online lists for Ships' Passenger lists to New England

Search online lists for Ships' Passenger lists to Massachusetts before 1820

Search NARA & FHC film numbers for ships to Massachussets

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