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Boston Passenger Lists 1820-1891 (with gaps)

FHL and NARA Microfilm Catalog Numbers

Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, MA, 1820-1891; National Archives Publication M277, 115 rolls.

These microfilm rolls are for passenger lists for the port of Boston from 1820-1891, arranged by date of arrival. Information about the indexes for the passengers for this time frame can be found here: Boston Passenger Lists Research Guide.

FHL # is the catalog number for the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City - these microfilm rolls can be ordered for viewing at many local Family History Centers for a fee
NARA # is the catalog number for the National Archives

These records contain gaps. See the "Boston Passenger Lists Research Guide" at the link above for information on how to search for these missing records.


FHL#     NARA#    Covers
0419895  M277-1   Sept. 22--25, 1820 (list nos. 1--2)
                  Jan. 11--Dec. 31, 1821 (list nos. 1--89)
                  Jan. 2--Dec. 21, 1822 (list nos. 1--163)
                  Mar. 29--Nov. 22, 1823 (list nos. 1--2)
                  Apr. 5--Dec. 27, 1824 (list nos. 1--128)
                  Jan. 14--Mar. 30, 1825 (list nos. 1--32)
0419896  M277-2   Apr. 4--Dec. 31, 1825 (list nos. 33--211)
                  Apr. 3--June 30, 1826 (list nos. 1--101)
0419897  M277-3   July 3--Dec. 27, 1826 (list nos. 102--234)
                  Jan. 5--Dec. 26, 1827 (list nos. 1--132)
                  Jan. 4--Mar. 29, 1828 (list nos. 1--21)
0419898  M277-4   Apr. 2--June 30, 1828 (list nos. 22--70)
                  Jan. 8--Dec. 28, 1829 (list nos. 1--200)
                  Jan. 2--Mar. 31, 1830 (list nos. 1--24)
0419899  M277-5   Apr. 1--Dec. 29, 1830 (list nos. 25--191)
                  Jan. 1--July 30, 1831 (list nos. 1--122)
0419900  M277-6   Aug. 2--Dec. 31, 1831 (list nos. 123--231)
                  Jan. 3--Sept. 29, 1832 (list nos. 1--175)
0419901  M277-7   Feb. 7--Dec. 27, 1833 (list nos. 1--317)
0419902  M277-8   Jan. 1--Dec. 29, 1834 (list nos. 1--244)
                  Apr. 2--30, 1835 (list nos. 1--37)
0419903  M277-9   May 1--Sept. 30, 1835 (list nos. 38--285)
0419904  M277-10  Oct. 1--Dec. 31, 1835 (list nos. 286--393)
                  July 1--Dec. 29, 1836 (list nos. 1--211)
                  Jan. 1--Mar. 30, 1837 (list nos. 1--40)
0419905  M277-11  Apr. 1--Dec. 28, 1837 (list nos. 41--244)
                  Jan. 1--Aug. 31, 1838 (list nos. 1--222)
0419906  M277-12  Sept. 1--Dec. 31, 1838 (list nos. 223--340)
                  Jan. 1--Aug. 31, 1839 (list nos. 1--294)
0419907  M277-13  Sept. 2--Dec. 24, 1839 (list nos. 295--432)
                  Jan. 2--Aug. 10, 1840 (list nos. 1--104) and
                  Jan. 4--Apr. 28, 1841 (list nos. 1--75)
0419908  M277-14  May 1--Aug. 31, 1841 (list nos. 76--330)
0419909  M277-15  Sept. 1--Dec. 30, 1841 (list nos. 331--486) and
                  Jan. 3--June 29, 1842 (list nos. 1--119)
0419910  M277-16  July 1--Sept. 30, 1842 (list nos. 120--281) and
                  Jan. 4--Aug. 31, 1843 (list nos. 1--133)
0419911  M277-17  Sept. 1--Dec. 27, 1843 (list nos. 134--303) and
                  Jan. 5--June 28, 1844 (list nos. 1--157)
0419912  M277-18  Oct. 1--Dec. 28, 1844 (list nos. 158--265) and
                  Jan. 1--May 31, 1845 (list nos. 1--219)
0419913  M277-19  June 2--Sept. 30, 1845 (list nos. 220--547)
0419914  M277-20  Oct. 1--Dec. 30, 1845 (list nos. 548--690) and
                  Jan. 14--May 29, 1846 (list nos. 1--180)
0419915  M277-21  June 1--Aug. 31, 1846 (list nos. 181--409)
0419916  M277-22  Sept. 1--30, 1846 (list nos. 410--484) and
                  Jan. 1--May 31, 1847 (list nos. 1--209)
0419917  M277-23  June 1--Oct. 12, 1847 (list nos. 210--427)
0419918  M277-24  Nov. 4--Dec. 31, 1847 (list nos. 428--512) and
                  Apr. 1--May 19, 1848 (list nos. 1--169)
0419919  M277-25  May 20--July 10, 1848 (list nos. 170--429)
0419920  M277-26  July 11--Sept. 30, 1848 (list nos. 430--727)
0419921  M277-27  Oct. 2--Dec. 29, 1848 (list nos. 728--954)
0419922  M277-28  Jan. 2--Apr. 30, 1849 (list nos. 1--202)
0419923  M277-29  May 1--June 7, 1849 (list nos. 203--395)
0419924  M277-30  June 8--July 17, 1849 (list nos. 396--607)
0419925  M277-31  July 19--Sept. 15, 1849 (list nos. 608--831)
0419926  M277-32  Sept. 17--Nov. 30, 1849 (list nos. 832--1077)
0419927  M277-33  Dec. 1--31, 1849 (list nos. 1078--1116) and
                  Jan. 2--Apr. 30, 1850 (list nos. 1--180)
0419928  M277-34  May 1--June 19, 1850 (list nos. 181--402)
0419929  M277-35  June 20--Aug. 31, 1850 (list nos. 403--727)
0419930  M277-36  Sept. 2--Dec. 30, 1850 (list nos. 673--1031)
0419931  M277-37  Jan. 4--May 20, 1851 (list nos. 1--275)
0419932  M277-38  May 21--Aug. 20, 1851 (list nos. 276--567)
0419933  M277-39  Aug. 21--Nov. 13, 1851 (list nos. 568--862)
0419934  M277-40  Jan. 1--May 31, 1852 (list nos. 1--313)
0419935  M277-41  June 1--Aug. 19, 1852 (list nos. 314--634)
0419936  M277-42  Aug. 20--Dec. 31, 1852 (list nos. 635--921)
0419937  M277-43  Jan. 3--May 31, 1853 (list nos. 1--302)
0419938  M277-44  June 1--Aug. 19, 1853 (list nos. 303--613)
0419939  M277-45  Aug. 20--Nov. 10, 1853 (list nos. 614--902)
0419940  M277-46  Nov. 11--Dec. 27, 1853 (list nos. 903--1009) and
                  Jan. 2--June 14, 1854 (list nos. 1--186)
0419941  M277-47  June 16--Aug. 14, 1854 (list nos. 187--444)
0419942  M277-48  Aug. 15--Oct. 31, 1854 (list nos. 445--761)
0419943  M277-49  Nov. 1--Dec. 30, 1854 (list nos. 762--878) and
                  Jan. 1--May 9, 1857 (list nos. 1--188)
0419944  M277-50  May 11--Aug. 19, 1857 (list nos. 189--481)
0419945  M277-51  Aug. 20--Dec. 31, 1857 (list nos. 482--807)
0419946  M277-52  Jan. 4--July 16, 1858 (list nos. 1--344)
0419947  M277-53  July 17--Nov. 30, 1858 (list nos. 345--711)
0419948  M277-54  Dec. 1--30, 1858 (list nos. 712--742) and
                  Jan. 3--June 30, 1859 (list nos. 1--337)
0419949  M277-55  July 1--Nov. 10, 1859 (list nos. 338--715)
0419950  M277-56  Nov. 11--Dec. 31, 1859 (list nos. 716--795) and
                  Jan. 2--June 15, 1860 (list nos. 1--298)
0419951  M277-57  June 16--Sept. 29, 1860 (list nos. 299--660)
0419952  M277-58  Oct. 1--Dec. 31, 1860 (list nos. 661--857) and
                  Jan. 2--May 31, 1861 (list nos. 1--160)
0419953  M277-59  June 1--Dec. 30, 1861 (list nos. 161--520) and
                  Jan. 9--Feb. 25, 1862 (list nos. 1--27)
0419954  M277-60  Mar. 4--Aug. 19, 1862 (list nos. 28--416)
0419955  M277-61  Aug. 20--Dec. 29, 1862 (list nos. 417--693) and
                  Jan. 2--May 9, 1863 (list nos. 1--116)
0419956  M277-62  May 11--Sept. 18, 1863 (list nos. 117--497)
0419957  M277-63  Sept. 21--Dec. 30, 1863 (list nos. 498--737) and
                  Jan. 6--May 31, 1864 (list nos. 1--144)
0419958  M277-64  June 1--Sept. 29, 1864 (list nos. 145--522)
0419959  M277-65  Oct. 1--Dec. 24, 1864 (list nos. 523--701) and
                  Jan. 2--June 15, 1865 (list nos. 1--208)
0419960  M277-66  June 16--Oct. 31, 1865 (list nos. 209--548)
0419961  M277-67  Nov. 1--Dec. 30, 1865 (list nos. 549--674) and
                  Feb. 2--May 25, 1866 (list nos. 1--177)
0419962  M277-68  May 26--Sept. 10, 1866 (list nos. 178--513)
0419963  M277-69  Sept. 11--Dec. 31, 1866 (list nos. 514--791) and
                  Jan. 3--Mar. 28, 1867 (list nos. 1--54)
0419964  M277-70  Apr. 1--July 19, 1867 (list nos. 55--383)
0419965  M277-71  July 20--Oct. 30, 1867 (list nos. 384--717)
0419966  M277-72  Nov. 1--Dec. 30, 1867 (list nos. 718--791) and
                  Jan. 2--July 18, 1868 (list nos. 1--243)
0419967  M277-73  July 20--Sept. 29, 1868 (list nos. 244--559)
0419968  M277-74  Oct. 1--Dec. 31, 1868 (list nos. 560--782) and
                  Jan. 1--July 6, 1869 (list nos. 1--108)
0419969  M277-75  July 7--Sept. 10, 1869 (list nos. 109--377)
0419970  M277-76  Sept. 13--Dec. 31, 1869 (list nos. 378--647)
0419971  M277-77  Apr. 2--June 20, 1870 (list nos. 1--291)
0419972  M277-78  June 21--Sept. 10, 1870 (list nos. 292--605)
0419973  M277-79  Sept. 12--Dec. 30, 1870 (list nos. 606--837) and
                  Jan. 2--Mar. 31, 1871 (list nos. 1--54)
0419974  M277-80  Apr. 1--July 10, 1871 (list nos. 55--350)
0419975  M277-81  July 11--Oct. 20, 1871 (list nos. 351--634)
0419976  M277-82  Oct. 23--Dec. 30, 1871 (list nos. 635--740) and
                  Jan. 2--May 20, 1872 (list nos. 1--159)
0419977  M277-83  May 21--Sept. 24, 1872 (list nos. 160--518)
0419978  M277-84  Sept. 25--Dec. 31, 1872 (list nos. 519--654) and
                  Jan. 1--May 22, 1873 (list nos. 1--147)
0419979  M277-85  May 23--July 31, 1873 (list nos. 148--307)
0419980  M277-86  Aug. 1--Oct. 31, 1873 (list nos. 308--515)
0419981  M277-87  Nov. 3--Dec. 31, 1873 (list nos. 516--565)
                  Jan. 5--Mar. 31, 1874 (list nos. 1--35) and
                  Jan. 1--Apr. 6, 1883 (list nos. 1--120)
0419982  M277-88  Apr. 7--May 15, 1883 (list nos. 121--241)
0419983  M277-89  May 16--July 18, 1883 (list nos. 242--384)
0419984  M277-90  July 21--Sept. 20, 1883 (list nos. 385--543)
0419985  M277-91  Sept. 1--Dec. 31, 1883 (list nos. 544--718)
0419986  M277-92  Jan. 1--May 6, 1884 (list nos. 1--186)
0419987  M277-93  May 7--July 8, 1884 (list nos. 187--353)
0419988  M277-94  July 10--Sept. 20, 1884 (list nos. 354--544)
0419989  M277-95  Sept. 22--Dec. 31, 1884 (list nos. 545--729)
0419990  M277-96  Jan. 1--May 20, 1885 (list nos. 1--204)
0419991  M277-97  May 21--July 31, 1885 (list nos. 205--407)
0419992  M277-98  Aug. 1--Sept. 30, 1885 (list nos. 408--588)
0419993  M277-99  Oct. 1--Dec. 31, 1885 (list nos. 589--749) and
                  Jan. 1--Feb. 26, 1886 (list nos. 1--44)
0419994  M277-100 Mar. 1--May 15, 1886 (list nos. 45--228)
0419995  M277-101 May 17--Aug. 9, 1886 (list nos. 229--381)
0419996  M277-102 Aug. 11--Dec. 31, 1886 (list nos. 382--502) and
                  Jan 1--31, 1887 (list nos. 1--25)
0419997  M277-103 Feb. 2--May 31, 1887 (list nos. 26--142)
0419998  M277-104 June 1--Sept. 15, 1887 (list nos. 143--259)
0419999  M277-105 Sept. 16--Dec. 31, 1887 (list nos. 260--348) and
                  Jan. 2--Feb. 29, 1888 (list nos. 1--47)
0420000  M277-106 Mar. 2--June 12, 1888 (list nos. 48--155)
0420001  M277-107 June 16--Sept. 28, 1888 (list nos. 156--262)
0420002  M277-108 Oct. 1--31, 1888 (list nos. 263--293) and
                  Jan. 1--Apr. 29, 1889 (list nos. 1--103)
0420003  M277-109 May 1--Aug. 9, 1889 (list nos. 104--205)
0420004  M277-110 Aug. 12--Dec. 31, 1889 (list nos. 206--318)
0420005  M277-111 Jan. 1--May 19, 1890 (list nos. 1--128)
0420006  M277-112 May 21--Sept. 10, 1890 (list nos. 129--254)
0420007  M277-113 Sept. 12--Dec. 31, 1890 (list nos. 255--351) and
                  Jan. 1--Feb. 28, 1891 (list nos. 1--43)
0420008  M277-114 Mar. 2--May 29, 1891 (list nos. 44--152)
0420009  M277-115 June 1--July 29, 1891 (list nos. 153--230)

for August-December 1891 see: Boston Passenger Lists 1891-1943

Dates, Contents and NARA Roll numbers taken from...
Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals, A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications; National Archives Trust Fund Board: Washington, DC; 1983; 2nd revised edition, 1991; pages 9-10.



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