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New Orleans Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists 1820-1875

FHL & NARA Microfilm Catalog Numbers and Online Index Information

Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, LA 1820--1875. NARA Microfilm Series M272. 17 rolls

These microfilm rolls are for Quarterly Abstracts for the port of New Orleans from 1820 to 1875, arranged by date of arrival. This series is used as a supplement to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902. You should check that series first. If you do not find your ancestor there and they arrived at New Orleans between 1820-1875, then you might want to check these Quarterly Abstracts. These records are indexed online at Ancestry:

Online Index: New Orleans Passenger List Quarterly Abstracts, 1820-1875 (with some gaps) (requires payment) Includes digitized images of the microfilmed quarterly abstracts. Note the gaps as listed in the microfilm description below; there may also be other gaps.

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

Always double check the microfilm roll numbers at the Family History Center before ordering any microfilm. You can report any errors found on this page here


FHL#      NARA#          Dates
200235   M272-1        Jan. 1, 1820--Dec. 30, 1837 [see note 1 below]
200236   M272-2        Jan. 2, 1838--Sept. 30, 1845 [2]
200237   M272-3        Oct. 6, 1845--Dec. 31, 1846
200238   M272-4        Jan. 1--Dec. 31, 1847
200239   M272-5        Jan. 3, 1848--Mar. 31, 1849
200240   M272-6        Apr. 2, 1849--Sept. 28, 1850
200241   M272-7        Oct. 2, 1850--Mar. 31, 1851
200242   M272-8        Apr. 1--Dec. 29, 1851
200243   M272-9        Apr. 1, 1852--Mar. 31, 1853 [3]
200244   M272-10       Apr. 1--Dec. 29, 1853
200245   M272-11       Jan. 2--June 30, 1854
200246   M272-12       July 7, 1854--June 30, 1857
200247   M272-13       Oct. 1, 1857--Sept. 21, 1866
200248   M272-14       Oct. 2, 1866--Dec. 30, 1867
200249   M272-15       Jan. 1, 1868--Dec. 31, 1869
200250   M272-16       Jan. 4, 1870--Sept. 25, 1872
200251   M272-17       Oct. 1, 1872--June 30, 1875

Notes:
[1] Oct 1831-June 1832 is missing
[2] September 22-30, 1840 and October 1842-December 1844 are missing
    Jan, Feb & March 1845 are indexed online here
[3] July-December 1852 is missing

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; page 12.



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