Online International Ship Passenger Lists

Internet Sources for Digitized or Transcribed Passenger Records & Indexes

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

International Ship Passenger Arrival and Departure Records
Listed Alphabetically by Country

from Armenia

Armenian Immigration Project includes transcriptions from ship lists of 46,000 Armenian immigrants to North America through 1930

to/from Australia

Australia Passenger Lists at Ancestry (these require payment)... Australia Passenger Lists and Indexes from Various Archives and Websites...
from Belgium

Ship Passenger List: the Christel from Antwerp to New York 1867

Ship Passenger List: the Bark Black Brothers from Antwerp to New York 1867

Also see: the Netherlands section below

to Brazil

  • Memorial do Imigrante - Sao Paulo, Brazil (pre-1907 Brazil passenger arrivals) website is in Portuguese

    to/from Canada

    Canada/USA Border Crossing Records Ship Passengers/Immigration to Canada
    to/from Cuba

    Passenger Lists to and from Cuba

    from Denmark

    Denmark Emigration Index, 1868-1908 at Ancestry/free to search with registration

    Digital Danish Emigration Archives


    See the United Kingdom Section below

    from Finland

    The Finnish Institute of Migration Emigrant Register (some searches are fee-based)

    Sheriff's Passport List 1863-1916 (Äland Islands)
    from Germany

    The Hamburg Passenger Departure Records [on this website]
    Information about the Hamburg, Germany passenger departure records -- how to research them online and off. Includes a link to the online Hamburg passenger lists database.

    Bremen Passenger Lists 1920-1939 (partial)
    While most of the Bremen, Germany passenger departure records were destroyed, a few from 1920-1939 have survived. These have been transcribed by a Bremen genealogical society called Die Maus.

    Online German Emigration Indexes & Databases [on this website]
    Links to websites that have transcribed German emigration lists on the Internet. Includes a brief discussion of how to find these records offline at the Family History Library.

    Passenger Ships from Bremen to New York in 1866 [on this website]
    A list of every ship (according to NARA records) that arrived at the port of New York from the German port of Bremen in 1866. Included are links to some transcribed passenger lists.

    A Ship Missed by Germans to America [on this website]
    Passenger list for the Bark Geestemünde, which sailed from Bremen to New York in 1866. Included is a link to the website of the great great grandson of the ship's captain.

    Also see: Germans to America [on this website]

    from Ireland

    Irish Famine Immigrants to New York 1846-1851 [on this website] information about the books and online databases

    Watson House - Irish Mission for Immigrant Girls in New York City has searchable records for the Irish Mission for Immigrant Girls in New York City. The records currently online are for 1897-1940 with some years and months missing.

    Ships Sailing from Galway to New York (1846-1851) and from Ireland to New Castle, DE (1830-1841) some include passenger lists

    Irish Convicts to New South Wales, Australia 1791-1825

    Assorted Irish Ships to the US 1803-1804, 1811 from Ulster Ancestry

    Also see...
    from Italy

    The Transatlantic Passenger Lists of the Calitrani Immigrants
    Calitri is in Southern Italy -- this website lists the ship passengers who came from this region to the US from the 1880s to the 1930s.

    Also see: Italians to America 1855-1900 & 1880-1904 [on this website]

    from the Netherlands

    Digital Resources Netherlands and Belgium
    This site is mostly in Dutch, but it contains hundreds of Internet links to passenger lists for Dutch ships that sailed to the USA and other locations. The focus is on Dutch and Belgian passengers. Holland-America Line Passenger Lists
    This webpage has a listing of various Holland-America Line passenger lists from 1878-1969 with information about how to obtain them -- some with weblinks, others offline.

    Emigration from the Island Texel 1850 to 1920
    Includes emigrants to the United States, Australia & South Africa

    Immigrant Ships Carrying Some of the First Colonists to the West Michigan Area from the Netherlands 1840s & 1850s

    to/from New Zealand

    New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973 from FamilySearch

    New Zealand Passenger Lists 1800-1900 a collection of over 2000 searchable ship passenger lists to New Zealand
    Auckland Area Passenger Arrivals 1838-1889
    New Zealand Bound directory of passenger lists

    from Norway

    National Archives of Norway has many online databases, including emigration lists and census records.

    Passenger Lists and Emigrant Ships from Norway Heritage

    from Portugal

    Portuguese Passenger Ship Master List Portuguese ships that arrived in the US with links to many passenger lists

    from Russia

    See: Russians to America 1834-1897 [on this website]

    from Scotland

    Highlands & Islands Emigration Society Passenger Lists 1852-1857 Emigrants from Western Scotland to Australia

    Scottish Emigration Database contains 21,000 passengers who embarked from Scottish ports 1890-1960

    to South Africa

    Passengers Arriving in South African Ports ongoing project from the Genealogical Society of South Africa

    Assorted South Africa Passenger Lists

    Ship's Passenger Lists Hamburg to South Africa 1858-1883

    Also see the UK section below (for ships that traveled to/from the UK and South Africa)

    from Spain

    Passengers to Puerto Rico 1567-1577

    from Sweden

    Sweden Passenger and Emigration Records at Ancestry... Swedish Passenger Ships Manifests on ArkivDigital Online (requires payment)

    to/from the United Kingdom

    UK Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 (at Ancestry.com/requires payment); Passenger lists for ships leaving the United Kingdom. Includes some departure ports in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Very few of the outgoing lists prior to 1890 have survived.

    UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878-1960 (at Ancestry.com/requires payment) Indexes the Board of Trade's passenger lists of ships arriving in the United Kingdom from foreign ports outside of Europe and the Mediterranean from 1878-1888 and 1890-1960

    to the United States

    See: Online USA Ship Passenger Lists


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