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  1. Bentley, Elizabeth P., transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York: From Customs Passenger Lists 1820-1832. 2 vols. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1999.

    CS68 .B46
    Ms. Bentley’s compilation is a direct transcription of the original microfilmed lists (NARS M237) for the port of New York, 1820-1832. The name of the passenger is given with gender, occupation, origin, and date of arrival. The book also contains a separate list of the ships with the port of embarkation.

  2. Boyer, Carl, ed. Ship Passenger Lists, National and New England, 1600-1825. New Hall, CA: The author, 1977.

    CS68 .B748
    This book contains several passenger lists selected from Harold Lancour’s book,A Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists, 1538-1825.

  3. _____. Ship Passenger Lists, New York and New Jersey, 1600-1825. New Hall, CA: The author, 1978.

    CS68 .B749
    Boyer lists about 10,000 names with various indexes of personal names. These passenger lists were selected from Lancour’s A Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists, 1538-1825.

  4. _____. Ship Passenger Lists, Pennsylvania and Delaware, 1641-1825. New Hall, CA:The author, 1980.

    F148 .B76
    Nearly 8,000 names with indexes of personal names and ship names are given in this book. This lists were selected from Lancour.

  5. _____. Ship Passenger Lists, The South, 1538-1825. New Hall, CA: The author, 1979.

    CS68 .B75
    About 11,000 names are listed in this book. The passenger lists were selected from Lancour’s bibliography.

  6. Cassady, Michael, transcriber. New York Passenger Arrivals, 1849-1868. Papillion, NE: S. Nimmo, 1983.

    CS68 .C35 1983
    Cassady’s publication makes available for the first time over 10,200 names of people arriving in the U.S. Names are listed in the order they are given on the original list. Each entry provides the name of the passenger, age, gender, occupation, last place of residence, and destination. Indexed.

  7. Coldham, Peter. Bonded Passengers to America. 9 vols. in 3. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983.

    CS61 .C62
    Coldham provides a brief history of transportation in vol. 1 along with a list of the ships carrying convicts from London, Middlesex and Home counties between 1716-1775. The next eight volumes contain lists of names of convicts who were shipped from Middlesex, London, Home counties, Western Circuit, Oxford Circuit, Norfolk Circuit, Northern Circuit and Midland Circuit.

  8. _____. The Bristol Registers of Servants Sent to Foreign Plantations, 1654-1686. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988.

    CS49.C62 1988
    These registers cover are the largest body of indenture records known. A total of 10,000 servants, almost all from the West Country, the West Midlands, or from Wales, are a unique record of English emigration to the American colonies. The entries give the name, destination, name of the master, and the name of the ship after 1670. Indexed.

  9. _____. The Complete Book of Emigrants. 4 vols. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1987-1992.

    E184.B7 C59
    A comprehensive list of emigrants who came to America. The entries give the name, age, occupation, residence, ship, and destination, and there is a source citation for each.

  10. Connick, Lucille Mallon, compiler. Lists of Ships Passengers, Mobile, Alabama. 2 vols. Mobile, AL: L.M. Connick, 1988.

    F332.M6 C66 1988
    These lists of passengers who entered the port of Mobile between 1838 – 1860 contain varying information. Some lists give the name of the passenger, age, gender, their place of residence and their native home. Many of the lists provide the persons’ occupation and some give the names of the "coloured" passengers. Indexed.

  11. Dobson, David. Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825. 7 vols. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1894-1993.

    E184.S3 D63
    The information found in Dobson’s books is based on documents found in the British Archives, some published sources, various government serial publications, contemporary newspapers, periodicals articles, church records, probate records, state records, and books. The immigrants went to Canada, the West Indies, and America. Entries provide the name of the immigrant, age, occupation, date and place of arrival, and sometimes a place of birth.

  12. The Famine Immigrants: Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851. Ira a. Glazier and Michael Tepper, ed. 7 vols. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983-1985.

    E184 .I6 F25 1983
    An enumeration of all Irish passengers by name, by ship, and date of arrival. The age, gender, and occupation of the immigrant are also given. Indexed.

  13. Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports. Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby, ed. Vol. 1-. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1988-.

    E184 .G3 G38
    Glazier and Filby plan to cover the 19th century with this publication. Each book is arranged chronologically by each ships’ date of arrival. Names are transcribed from the original manifest schedules (passenger lists). Each entry gives the name of the immigrant, age, gender, port of departure, port and date of arrival, and occupation if know. Indexed. Use with care as many errors have been found.

  14. Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 1820-1846. 103 reels. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service, 1958.

    F123 .I53 1958 Microfilm
    The microfilmed card index lists the names of the passengers, age, gender, marital status, occupation, nationality, destination, name of vessel, port of arrival, and date of arrival. It is important to remember that Ellis Island did not process people until 1892. There is web site that is searchable by surname for those whose ancestors came through Ellis Island.http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/

  15. Italians to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, 1880-1899. Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby, ed. Vol. 1-. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1992-.

    E184 .I8 I844
    Italians to America is the first indexed reference work devoted to the large Italian immigration to the U.S. at the end of the 19th century. The information is arranged chronologically by the ship’s arrival date. Each entry gives the name of the immigrant, age, gender, occupation, village of origin (when known), destination, name of ship, port of embarkation, and date of arrival in the U.S.

  16. Migration from the Russian Empire: Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York. Ira A. Glazier, ed. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1995-.

    E184 .R9 M54
    This work will cover the years 1875-1910 when over 2.3 million Russian immigrants arrived in the U.S. Information that can be found in these volumes: name of the immigrant, age, gender, occupation, country of origin, place of residence, and destination.

  17. New World Immigrants: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from Periodical Literature. Michael Tepper, ed. 2 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979.

    CS68 .N48
    These volumes are an effort to consolidate the articles cited in Harold Lancour’s Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists, 1538-1825. Not every article cited by Lancour is contained within these books however many of them are reprinted here. This work will be of great assistance to many researchers as it provides so much information in two books.

  18. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: A Guide to Published Arrival Records of About 500,000 Passengers who Came to the United States and Canada in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries. P. William Filby, ed. 3 vols. Annual Supplements. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, 1981-.

    CS68 .P377
    These volumes are alphabetical surname indexes to various sources that list immigrants to the U.S. There is a code listed after the name that indicates the source indexed. This index is also available on CD and online at Ancestry.

  19. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902. 93 reels. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service, 1958.

    F374 .P37 1958 Microfilm
    Arranged by arrival date, each vessel’s list includes port of debarkation with name, age, sex, occupation, and native country of all passengers. Use the Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving in New Orleans before 1900 (F374.R43 1957) to obtain the date of entry then go to the passenger lists to find the entry for this set of microfilm.

  20. Records of the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Ships Inbound [1890-1924]: Alphabetical Index Cards at the Port of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. 26 reels. Washington, DC: Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1957.

    F215 .R43 1957 Microfilm
    Index to steamboat passenger lists, 1890-1924. Portions of the handwritten cards are illegible.

  21. Records of the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Passenger Arrivals After 1900, Arriving at New Orleans, LA, 1900-1952. 22 reels. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service, 1954.

    F374 .R43 Microfilm
    An alphabetical surname index of passenger arrivals at New Orleans after 1900.

  22. A Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874. (Excluding the City of New York) 188 reels. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service, 1960.

    F106 .S87 1960 Microfilm
    This microfilm publication indexes the passenger lists included under the alphabetical listing of ports contained in M575 at miscellaneous ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coast 1820-1873. Each reel contains various ports with varying years, i.e., Alexandria, Virginia covers 1820-1865 while Charleston, South Carolina covers 1820-1828 and Mobile, Alabama is 1832-1852.

  23. Swierenga, Robert P. Dutch Immigrants in U.S. Ship Passenger Manifests, 1820-1880: an Alphabetical Listing by Household Heads and Independent Persons. 2 vols. Wilmington, DL: Scholarly Resources, 1983.

    E184.D9 S95 1983
    Dr. Swierenga has compiled a coded computer listing of all Dutch nationals arriving in the U.S. between 1820 – 1880. The list is arranged alphabetically by surname. These volumes provide the following information: martial status, age, gender, occupation, and destination, country of origin, ship name, and U.S. port of arrival. This is an invaluable tool for researchers as the passenger lists are not indexed so locating a person would be almost impossible.

  24. Tepper, Michael. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819: the Philadelphia Baggage Lists. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1986.

    CS68 .T464 1986
    The oldest passenger list in existence. Lists names of passengers, many times their age, nationality, former place of residence, occupation, and destination and the names and relationships of accompanying family members. Most of the passengers were from Great Britain (especially Northern Ireland) and Germany. The names are arranged in a single alphabetical list.

  25. U.S. Customs Service. Records of the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Passenger Prior to 1900 Inbound: Alphabetical Index Cards at the Port of New Orleans. 32 reels. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service, 1957.

    F374 .R43 1957 Microfilm
    The microfilmed card index gives the passenger’s name, age, sex, marital status, occupation, nationality, destination, name of vessel, port of arrival, and date of arrival.

Some web sites that may of help in immigration and naturalization research.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~bifhsusa/natrec.html
This web site contains valuable information about early naturalization records, what was kept, who kept what, and where they can be found.

http://www.immigrantships.net/
The Immigrant Ship Transcribers Guild has done a lot of work. Their work is not to be linked or duplicated without their permission. It is a searchable database and contains many lists.

http://www.cimorelli.com/safe/shipmenu.htm
This is an online database that lists the ships of immigrants to America.

http://www.uscis.gov/
This is the homepage of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Information can be found on this page related to the history of immigration laws.

http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/
This is the official Ellis Island web site. On the main page type the name of the immigrant in the box for a search of the records.

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