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Ship Passenger Lists and Records Online

Internet Sources for Digitized or Transcribed Passenger Records & Indexes



The Online Passenger Lists Guide has two pages:
Online USA Ship Passenger Lists (this page) and Online International Passenger Lists (next page)




United States Passenger Lists & Records (Arrivals)

to New York

New York Indexes 1820-1957...
For New York Research Tips See: Finding New York Passenger Arrival Records 1820-1957

Online Titanic Passenger Lists...
Assorted New York Resources & Passenger Lists...
  • Ship Passenger List: the Rotterdam, from Rotterdam to NY, 1887 [on this website]
    Transcription of the passenger list for the SS Rotterdam which sailed from Rotterdam to New York, arriving on 27 May 1887 with 485 passengers from Germany, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Hungary, Austria, England, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, France, Poland, Belgium and Brazil.

to Alaska

Alaska Alien Arrivals 1906-1949 - Name Index & Microfilm Images (at Ancestry.com/requires payment)


to Baltimore and Maryland

Baltimore Passenger Lists Online Index 1820-1948 (at Ancestry.com/requires payment) includes digitized images of the passenger lists

Ship Julius & Eduard Passenger List - Bremen to Baltimore 1834

Brig Ferdinand Passenger List - Bremen to Baltimore 1834

Baltimore Passenger Lists 1820-1840s - Filling in the Gaps research guide for locating missing Baltimore lists - includes a searchable database for the 1st 6 months of 1839

Passenger List of The Ark and The Dove arrived in St. Mary's City, Maryland, 1634

Also see: Baltimore Passenger Lists Index 1820-1897 [on this website]


to Boston & New England

Boston Arrivals
  • Boston Passenger Lists Online Index 1820-1954 (at Ancestry.com/requires payment)
    Includes digitized images of the passenger lists from the microfilm; 1855-1856 & 1875-1882 are not included in this database. For those years (or other missing ships) try these online or microfilmed indexes...
Maine Arrivals Great Migration Series Mayflower & Plymouth Colony Resources Also see: Finding Passenger Lists Before 1820 [on this website]


to Florida

Florida Passenger Lists Index and Images 1898-1951 (at Ancestry.com/requires payment) includes the following Florida ports: Key West, Knights Key, Panama City, Pensacola, Port Everglades, St. Petersburg & Tampa (coverage varies by port)


Hawaii

Index to Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese Passenger Manifests for Hawaii, 1843-1900 (Online Index from the Hawaii State Archives)

Also see...
to New Orleans

New Orleans Passenger Lists Index & Images 1820-1945 (at Ancestry.com/requires payment)

New Orleans Passenger Arrivals 1813

New Orleans Passenger Arrivals 1815

New Orleans Passenger Lists - Filling in the Gaps 1845 & 1847 (Jan, Feb, March) transcriptions from the WPA transcripts & Quarterly Abstracts

Ship Passenger List: the John Holland, from Le Havre to New Orleans, 1847 [on this website]
Transcription of the passenger list for the John Holland which sailed from Le Havre, France to New Orleans, arriving on 20 June 1847 with 150 passengers, all from Germany.

Inward Slave Manifests 1818-1860, Port of New Orleans
These little used records document the movement of slaves from the Eastern seaboard to New Orleans.

Also see: Finding New Orleans Passenger Lists [on this website]


to Oregon

Oregon Passenger and Crew Lists 1888-1957 (at Ancestry.com/requires payment)


to Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Passenger Lists - Index & Images 1800-1945 (at Ancestry.com/requires payment) includes images of the passenger lists from the microfilm

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Philadelphia Bank Immigrant Passage Records, 1890-1949 over 130,000 entries documenting Jewish immigrants to Philadelphia and other ports (at Ancestry/free with registration)

Directory of Ships in Pennsylvania German Pioneers (Palatine Passenger Lists) with links to online passenger lists beginning with 1727

Early Immigrants to Pennsylvania 1680s-1726 assorted PA arrivals 1680s-1726, including the Welcome & Penn's Fleet.

Also see: Pennsylvania German Pioneers - a Research Guide [on this website]

Also see: Philadelphia Passenger Lists Quick Guide 1800-1948


to San Francisco

Case Files of Early Immigrants to San Francisco and Hawaii
presently covers Honolulu files 1903-1944 and San Francisco files 1884-1915

The Maritime Heritage Project: Ships to San Francisco 1849-1868 (includes many online transcriptions)

New York City to California via Central America 1848-1873 (some years missing)
Chronicles passengers who sailed from New York City to California (mostly San Francisco). Taken from the New York Times & other newspapers. Also includes some sailings from Boston & New Orleans.

San Francisco Passenger Lists 1893-1957 Index & Images includes digitized images of the passenger lists (at Ancestry.com/requires payment)

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to South Carolina/the Carolinas

South Carolina Passenger Arrivals 1700s includes...
  • Passengers to Charleston, 1768
  • Passengers to Carolinas, 1774
  • Forbay Prison Ship, 1781 (Charles Town Harbour)
Also see: Finding Charleston, South Carolina Passenger Lists [on this website]


to Texas

Texas Seaport Museum - Galveston Immigration Database
Here you will find a database containing over 130,000 passengers who arrived at Galveston, Texas from 1846-1948.

Indianola Texas Immigrant Database

Also see: Finding Galveston Passenger Lists [on this website]


to Virginia

Passengers to Norfolk & Portsmouth, Virginia in 1823

Virtual Jamestown: the Virginia Company Adventurers Database 1620

Also see: Finding Passenger Lists Before 1820 [on this website]


United States - More Ports

If you don't see a U.S. port listed above, you might try...
U.S. Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957 (for online and offline research)


Other Countries

Next Page: Online International Passenger Lists - Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom and more


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