Posts about immigration records, emigration records, naturalization, permission to leave, passenger lists for genealogy research.

2 Jun 2023

Major US Immigration and Naturalization Laws for Genealogy

By |2 Jun 2023|Immigrant Ancestors, Immigration Records, Migration Records, Naturalization Records|0 Comments

Understanding major US Immigration and Naturalization laws in effect when your immigrant ancestor(s) sought citizenship is essential. Download Major US Immigration and Naturalization Laws PDF Congress passed more than 27 immigration acts between 1790 [...]

11 Apr 2023

Passenger Lists for US Ports, 1820-1957

By |11 Apr 2023|Immigration Records, Migration Records, Primary Sources|2 Comments

Today's post is about US Port Passenger Lists from 1820-1957. Immigration records are a particular delight to me, as the great-granddaughter of eight immigrants from seven different places in Europe and Scandinavia. (The featured [...]

2 Feb 2023

Free Chicago Genealogy Resources

By |2 Feb 2023|African American Genealogy, Chicago Genealogy, Digital Collections, German Genealogy, Immigration Records, Norwegian Genealogy, Prussian Genealogy, Scottish Genealogy, Swedish Genealogy|6 Comments

This post contains links to free Chicago genealogy resources, including materials organized by ethnicity and other groups. Stay tuned as I update these Chicago genealogy resources for researchers in 2023. That cool photograph above, [...]

1 Dec 2021

Online Massachusetts Passenger Lists

By |1 Dec 2021|Immigrant Ancestors, Immigration Records, Naturalization Records|0 Comments

Today, a look at online Massachusetts passenger lists and indexes. Massachusetts passenger records include manifests for both transatlantic and Canadian ships and passengers' names. But they can be tricky. For decades , the Massachusetts [...]


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