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 image above is the arrival of RMS Olympic in Baltimore, 1911, Maryland Historical Society).
US Port Passenger Lists 1820-1957
Do the family stories about your immigrant ancestors say they came through Ellis Island? But what if your ancestors arrived in Boston, Baltimore, New Orleans, other U.S. ports, or through Canada?
Frederick Schumann, arriving in Baltimore on the SS America, with children Marie and Friedrich Jr.
Joe Beine’s US Ports of Entry
One essential guide is Joe Beine’s US Ports of Entry and Their Immigration Records and Passenger Lists. Arranged by states, Joe Beine’s site is especially valuable for comprehensive coverage of existing records for all U.S. port
Want to Know More About Passenger Lists?
If your ancestors arrived at Canadian and US ports other than New York, I can help. My presentation, The Migration of European Ancestors: The Voyages and the Records, premieres on Wednesday. Register here for free. Can’t make that time? It’s in the Legacy Family Tree webinar library to view at your convenience.
Explore what your ancestors experienced as they left their homes and sailed to New World, passed through immigration inspections, and entered the country.