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SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets after 1820Early 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:
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 1820A list of vessels and their crews Lost on ships sailing out of the Port of Gloucester, Massachusetts 1832-1860
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1842Passenger list of the Barque "Gwen Evans" Wales to the Port of Boston, 15th August 1842.
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1847
Brig Catherine Mary Bermuda to Boston, Massachusetts 22 February 1847
Anglo American A.H. Brown, Captain - partial list for passengers from Liverpool to Boston,Massachusetts arriving 3 April, 1848.
Libra8 May 1848 Rotterdam to Boston Massachusetts
Libra8 May 1848 Rotterdam to Boston Massachusetts
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1849John Bell departed New Ross on 31st. March and arrived Boston Massachusetts14th. May 1849.
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1855
ER Sawyer 29 Aug 1855Portugal to Massachusetts
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1869
Tarifa Glasgow to Boston Massachusetts 1869 (606 names!)
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1906
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][$]
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1909
RMS Republic foundered at sea January 24, 1909, 50 miles south of Nantucket Island
Ships Passenger Lists to Massachussets 1913SS Evelyn Cape Verde Islands, Portugal to New Bedford, Massachusetts April 1, 1913 (graphics, slow to load)
SS Winifredian 1913 Souvenir Passsenger List (Liverpool to Boston) - Saloon Passenger List, Leyland Line S. S. "Winifredian," Sailing from Liverpool to Boston, Thursday, 7th August, 1913. [This booklet was distributed to cabin passengers. It may not be as accurate as the passenger manifest][$]SS Canopic Naples Italy to Boston Massachusetts Dec.17, 1917
City 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.[$]
RMS Scythia 1929 Souvenir Passenger List (Liverpool to NY) - List of Tourist Third Cabin Passengers, Cunard Line, R. M. S. "Scythia" (Twin Screw - Gross Tonnage, 19,730) Sailing From Liverpool to Boston and New York (via Queenstown and Galway), Saturday, 19th October, 1929. [This booklet was distributed to cabin passengers. It may not be as accurate as the passenger manifest][$]
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
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5-Step Search for Your Immigrant Ancestor in North AmericaStep 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
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 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
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