Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

7/10/2004

US: Atlantic Ports – Passenger Lists (1820-1871)

The United States has admitted more immigrants than any other nation. No official federal records were made for the influx of foreign peoples to the United States before 1820, but the number of immigrants arriving between 1776 and 1820 has been estimated at 250,000.

This database, containing more than 2,700 immigrant names, will help researchers who are trying to locate their immigrant ancestors amid the thousands who came. Originally published by the National Archives as Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and Ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-73, the database includes passenger lists from the following ports (dates for each port in brackets): Alexandria, Virginia (1820-65); Annapolis, Maryland (1849); Bangor, Maine (1848); Barnstable, Massachusetts (1820-26); Bath, Maine (1825-67); Beaufort, North Carolina (1865); Belfast, Maine (1820-51); Bridgeport, Connecticut (1870); Bridgeton, New Jersey (1825-28); Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island (1820-71); and Cape May, New Jersey (1828).

Information contained in this index includes the name of the passenger; the quarter and/or date of arrival; age; sex; country of origin; port of departure; and port of arrival.

For more information go to the link on the rhs

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