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...
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 payment)

to Baltimore and Maryland

Baltimore Passenger Lists Online Index 1820-1948 (at 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 Quick Guide 1820-1960s

to Boston and New England

Boston Arrivals Maine Arrivals Great Migration Series Mayflower and Plymouth Colony Resources Also see: Finding Passenger Lists Before 1820 [on this website]

to California

California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959 (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes Burbank, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Pedro and Ventura; coverage varies by port

Also see the San Francisco section below

to Florida

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


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

Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959 (at payment)

Also see...
to New Orleans

New Orleans Passenger Lists Index & Images 1820-1945 (at 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.

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

to Oregon

Oregon Passenger and Crew Lists 1888-1957 (at payment)

to Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Passenger Lists - Index & Images 1800-1945 (at 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)

Pennsylvania German Pioneers, 1727-1808 Also see: Philadelphia Passenger Lists Quick Guide, 1800-1948

to San Francisco

The Maritime Heritage Project: Ships to San Francisco, 1846-1899 (includes many online transcriptions)

New York City to California via Central America, late 1851 to early 1873 (some years missing)
Chronicles passengers who sailed from New York City to California (mostly San Francisco). Taken from the New York Times and other newspapers. Also includes some sailings from Boston and New Orleans.

San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1957 Index and Images includes digitized images of the passenger lists (at payment) also includes other California ports; coverage varies by port

Also see...
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.

Corpus Christi: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Corpus Christi, Texas, and Vicinity, June 1948-January 1959 at FamilySearch; from NARA microfilm publication A3458

Indianola Texas Immigrant Database

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

to the Virgin Islands

United States, Virgin Islands Index to Passenger Arrivals, 1906-1947 at FamilySearch

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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