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by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca

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What's Available in Ships' Passenger Lists to USA After 1820

by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Between 1820 and 1920, 35 million immigrants arrived in the USA, the majority of them at the port of New York. To search for an existing list you need to know your ancestor's name, approximate date of arrival, approximate age at arrival and port of arrival.

If your ancestor arrived after 1819, he may be listed in any of the following

Customs Passenger lists begin in 1820. A passenger list will usually provide you with name, age, sex, occupation, country of origin, port of departure, destination, date of arrival and name of the ship.

Immigration Lists (Ships' Manifests) after 1883 give more detailed information.

The National Archives has the customs and immigration passenger lists and indexes from 1820 to the 1950s. You can request a search of the records at the National Archives http://www.nara.gov/ with form NATF 81. You must submit one form each person or family group traveling together. You can obtain the NATF Form 81 by providing your name and mailing address to inquire@nara.gov. Specify "Form 81" and the number of forms you need.

For a list of all available NARA immigration records from 1800-1959 see http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/immigration/immigrat.html

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed copies of passenger arrival records and indexes from the National Archives. If you find your ancestors in any of the indexes you should then consult the original passenger lists.

Indexes for which are microfilmed and available through your local FHC are:

New York:

  • 1820-1846 FHL computer number 15681
  • 1897-1902 FHL computer number 92040
  • 1902-1943 FHL computer number 92040

Boston

  • 1848-1891 FHL computer number 217426
  • 1899-1940 FHL computer number 92077

Baltimore

  • 1820-1897 FHL computer number 218234
  • 1897-1952 FHL computer number 175219
  • 1833-1866 FHL computer number 175226

Philadelphia

  • 1800-1906 FHL computer number 216604
  • 1883-1948 FHL computer number 175209

New Orleans

  • 1853-1952 FHL computer number 216594

Lists and indexes for Charleston, Galveston, Key West, New Bedford, Passamaquoddy, Portland Maine, Providence, San Francisco, Seattle, and other ports can be found at the Family History Library and the National Archives.

There are also CD-Roms that index arrivals 1820-1850. See the list of CDs on the right hand navigation bar of Ships Section on Olive Tree

There are various hard copies (books) of indexes and lists, and I will discuss those at another time. There is also the online Ellis Island Database 1892-1924 at http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/ which will be discussed later.

There are many online lists and to start your Internet search for ships' passenger lists, begin at The Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Section

Ships to USA start at Index to USA Ships Once on this page you can choose by state, or by year of arrival.

 

 
 

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