FINDING STEAMSHIP PASSENGER LISTS, IMMIGRATION RECORDS – 1820s – 1940a

FINDING STEAMSHIP PASSENGER LISTS, IMMIGRATION RECORDS – 1820s – 1940a

Cruising The Past receives numerous requests for ship’s passenger lists, manifests and listings.   The following may help in your search.  We suggest you visit the following websites:

JOE BEINE’S LISTING OF PASSENGER LISTS AND IMMIGRATION RECORDS

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By searching Google you will find many indexes of passenger lists (also called immigration records or ship manifests) for ships that sailed to the United States from 1820 to the 1940s, including microfilm, CD-Roms, books and online indexes. Microfilm records listed here are available from the National Archives (NARA) and some of its branches. Most are also available from LDS Family History Centers. Some public libraries (especially genealogy libraries) may also carry these items.

Some of the indexes listed below are linked to digitized images of the passenger lists from the National Archives microfilm, which can be viewed online at Ancestry. If you are only interested in the microfilmed passenger lists for offline research see: National Archives Passenger Lists on Microfilm.

Here are more listings and links courtesy of Joe Beine’s website:

All links are to pages on Joe Beine’s website except where noted — external links will open in a new window.

Indexes for Passenger Lists 1820-1940s

(for the 5 major ports plus Galveston & many smaller ports)

Smaller Ports…

U.S. Ports of Arrival and their Available Immigration Records includes many smaller ports not listed her.



All of the above information and links – may be found on Joe Beine’s great immigration/passenger list website.
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About Michael L. Grace

During the mid-80s, Michael Grace worked as a writer on the TV Hit Series THE LOVE BOAT. He wrote many of the two hour special featuring great stars of the past, including Lana Turner, Claire Trevor, Anne Baxter, Ethel Merman, Alexis Smith, etc. The public’s access to these stars, in familiar dramas and comedies, made them want to go on a cruise. They could see the stars in an ordinary world as “regular” people. The phenomenally successful series was responsible for creating the cruise industry as we know it today. By the time he was writing for Love Boat, the great steamship companies and their liners were flying hand me down foreign flags, painted like old whores, scrapped or doing three day cruises to the Bahamas. He had sailed on over thirty ships and liners with his parents, aunt and grandmother in late 50s to early 70s. The very successful CRUISING THE PAST website has been an outgrowth of Michael’s strong interest in cruise and social history. Drawing on his own knowledge and a vast maritime and social history collection, he is able to produce a very successful website. Michael is part of the award winning team that created the internationally performed award winning musical SNOOPY, based on PEANUTS by Charles M. Schultz. He has written for television and films. Read more by going to "About" (on the above dashboard) and clicking "Editor"…

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