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SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS
SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS TO MARYLAND BEFORE 1820
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What's Available in Maryland Immigration Records
includes immigration and naturalizations records such as
Baltimore Maryland Ships Passenger Lists
Maryland State Database
Baltimore, Maryland Tax Records Index, 1798-1808
Maryland Colonial Census, 1776
Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore Steamship Arrivals, 1890-1930
Be sure to read my explanation of immigration and passenger lists for Maryland before you begin your search!
The major port of entry into Maryland was Baltimore. Most Baltimore passenger lists are on microfilm at the National Archives, the Maryland Historical Society, the Baltimore City Archives, and the Family History Library. Some immigrants arrived at Annapolis, Havre de Grace, Nottingham, and St. Mary's, but there are few existing records of these ports.
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 [$]
In 1660 English immigrants began settling the Eastern Shore (east of Chesapeake Bay) in Maryland. Almost all English immigrants came as indentured servants or convicts. By 1740, other immigrants were also settling western Maryland. Many were Germans who came via Philadelphia Pennsylvania but there were also Scottish, Dutch, Swedish, Huguenot and Acadians coming to the colony. Many blacks arrived as slave labour early in the 1600s.
More CDsShips Passenger Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Indexed CD with names of approximately 3,530,000 individuals who arrived in United States and Canadian ports. Or search online Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [$]
An index of over 2,500,000 names found in more than 2,500 published sources is:
Filby, P. William. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index. Arrival information for approximately 3,530,000 individuals who arrived in United States and Canadian ports
Baltimore, 1820-1850 Ships Passenger Lists
Baltimore, 1851-1872 Ships Passenger Lists
A comprehensive list of about 140,000 immigrants to America from Britain is:
The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607–1776 and Emigrants in Bondage, 1614–17 by Coldham, Peter Wilson.
The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776
It includes New Hampshire immigrants and may show the British hometown, emigration date, ship, destination, and text of the document abstract.
Ships Passenger Lists to Maryland 1634
Ark & Dove 1634 England to Maryland
John of London arrived Maryland 1676
Ships Passenger Lists to Maryland 1679
Encrease 1679, March from Youghal Ireland to Maryland
Encrease from Youghal, County Cork, to Maryland, sworn March 1679
Ships Passenger Lists to Maryland 1726
Supply London to Maryland 1726
Patapasco London England to Baltimore, Maryland 1734
Ships Passenger Lists to Maryland 1737
Forward Gally London to Maryland and Virginia 1737
Pretty Patsy Newgate to Maryland 1737
Ships Passenger Lists to Maryland 1739
Ship York carrying convicts from Newgate Prison in England to Maryland 1739
Ships Passenger Lists to Maryland 1747
Gildart Scottish prisoners leaving Liverpool arriving Port North, Potomack, Maryland 1747
Johnson Prisoners arriving Port Oxford Maryland 1747
Ships Passenger Lists to Maryland 1803
Ship Ardent for Baltimore Maryland from Londonerry 23 April 1803
Ship Serpent for Baltimore Maryland from Londonerry 30 April 1803
Ships Passenger Lists to Maryland 1804
Passengers on Board the American Ship Mechanic of Baltimore, Maryland Peter Thorn, Master, from Dublin Ireland to Baltimore, Maryland, 28 May, 1804
Passengers who have contracted to take their passage to Baltimore Maryland on board the Ship Serpent of Baltimore, burthen 280 tons, Arch'd McCorkell, master, sworn at the Custom House, Londonderry, 5 May, 1804.
Search Ships Passenger Lists to Maryland after 1820
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5-Step Search for Your Immigrant Ancestor in North America
search for your immigrant ancestor in the five major ports of arrival
- New York New York,
New Orleans Louisiana
If you don't find your immigrant ancestor in a large port city, try smaller
ports of arrival - Virginia, Connecticut,
North Carolina, Maine, Rhode
Florida, New Jersey, New Hampshire,
Michigan, Alaska, California, Hawaii and Washington
Still can't find your immigrant ancestor on an American ships passenger list?
Canadian Port of Arrival and the
border crossing records (Saint Albans Lists).
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
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
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