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Ships Passenger Lists
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over 6,000 passenger lists complete with passenger's names for UK & Ireland, Canada, USA and Australia from 1700s-1890s can be found at the following websites that have been reviewed (largest collections at top of page)


Ellis Island, New York Passenger Arrivals 1892-1924 (United States)
the principle arrival place for US immigrants 1892-1924 -- over 25 million passenger arrivals

Castle Garden, New York Passenger Arrivals 1830-1892 (United States)
the principle arrival place for US immigrants 1830-1892 -- over 10 million passenger arrivals

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Also known as the ISTG, this organisation, staffed by volunteers has transcribed and posted online over 5,000 ships passenger lists since late 1998. The Compass page provides a breakdown of the sites pages Cross referencing is extensive. Passenger lists can be searched by: Ship's Name, Port of Departure, Port of Arrival, and Surname

Boston Passenger Lists 1848-1891 (United States)
Massacusetts Archives - work in progress; over 1 million immigrants, includes the name, age, sex and occupation of the immigrant; the country of birth, last residence and the passenger list number. Also included is the name of the ship, and the date of its arrival in Boston

Hamburg Passenger Lists 1850-1934 (United States)
A searchable database of 5 million people (Russian, German, Jewish, Austrian) who emigrated via Hamburg, Germany from 1850 to 1934; 80% of whom were travelling to the United States.

Shipping & Passenger Lists - New Zealand (New Zealand)
Denis and Peter have an excellent site full of online genealogy records and this page of over 200 passenger lists is  no exception.

Passenger Lists for Ships Carrying the "Foreign Protestants" to Nova Scotia
Between the years 1750 and 1752, over 2000 "Foreign Protestants" arrived in Nova Scotia. There is a link at this site also to the Cornwallis Ships to Halifax - 1749.


The P.E.I. Ships Database
Dave Hunter maintains a very popular site on Prince Edward Island, Canada genealogy and this page is a part of it. The database of ships is split into 5 pages. The list of ships is comprehensive, but only some ships have attached passenger lists. The first passenger list is dated 1770, the last 1864. There are also some passenger lists for ships from PEI to New Zealand

Immigrant Ships
Immigrant Ships carrying some of the first Colonists to the West Michigan area. Over 60 passenger lists, webmaster Luann DeVries

Australian Passenger Indexes (Australia)
a very useful collection of over 100 passenger lists indexed by state and year, by Jenny Fawcett site owner of the comprehensive Australian Genseek Genealogy site

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