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Coming to America 

Books
Morton Allan directory of European passenger steamship arrivals for the years 1890 to 1930 at the Port of New York and for the ears 1904 to 1926 at the ports of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Baltimore.
GEN 929.37 M889
Aids in the use of the indexes of immigrant passenger lists in the National Archives. Compiled by calendar year and indexed alphabetically by Steamship Line, and ship. Port of arrival and departure at the top of each column.
Ship registers and enrollments of New Orleans, Louisiana. Prepared by the Survey of Federal Archives in Louisiana, Division of Community Service Programs, Work Projects Administration.
GEN 929.376335 S557
Official records of ship registers and enrollments from 1804-1860, found in the Customs House record rooms in New Orleans. Each of the five volumes is indexed individually.
Passenger and immigration lists bibliography, 1538-1900 : being a guide to published lists of arrivals in the United States and Canada.
GEN 929.373 P2875
Identifies and gives full bibliographic information for more than 2,550 published passenger and immigration lists. Naturalizations and voters’ lists included.
Ellis Island : tracing your family history through America's gateway.
GEN 929.373 S998e
Overview of the history of immigration and description of the process each immigrant endured at Ellis Island. Basic instruction on how to find out if an ancestor came through Ellis Island.
Passenger lists of ships coming to North America, 1607-1825 : a bibliography.
GEN 016.929 L251p
Bibliography of immigration source material. Part one arranged by port of arrival and includes bibliographies of name registers and genealogical dictionaries. Part two indexed by name of ship.

Czechoslovakia 

Books
Czech immigration passenger lists.
GEN 929.30899186 B116c
Each volume lists passengers by name and family groups, country or town of origin, ship of travel, ports and dates of arrival.

England 

Books
Some early emigrants to America.
GEN 929.373 N624s
Identifies more than a thousand British indentured servants, most of whom emigrated to Maryland, Virginia, Barbados and Jamaica between 1683 and 1686.
The original lists of persons of quality, emigrants, religious exiles, political rebels, serving men sold for a term of years, apprentices, children stolen, maidens pressed, and others who went from Great Britain to the American plantations, 1600-1700; with their ages, the localities where they formerly lived in the mother country, the names of the ships in which they embarked, and other interesting particulars, from mss. preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England.
GEN 929.373 H834o
Transcribed records include: a multitude of ships’ passenger lists; indexes of the Patent Rolls; lists of the living and dead in VA (Feb. 16, 1623); musters of the inhabitants of VA; lists of convicted rebels sent to the Barbados and other plantations in America; and much more. Full name index.
Omitted chapters from Hotten's original lists of persons of quality and others who went from Great Britain to the American plantations, 1600-1700 : census returns, parish registers, and militia rolls from the Barbados census of 1679/80.
GEN 929.373 H834o
Hotten's Original Lists of Persons of Quality, the classic work on 17th-century British immigration to the colonies, omitted nearly two-thirds of the important Barbados Census of 1679/80. Parish registers gives names of all those baptized or buried, with dates and the names of the family members; the census returns list landowners' names with the number of freemen, servants, and slaves in household; and militia rolls list by regiment and company, as well as the landowners responsible for furnishing troops.
A list of emigrants from England to America, 1682-1692.
GEN 929.373
Names of indentured servants or private citizens traveling on passes from England to America. Record’s give, where possible, place of residence in England, age, date of indenture, length of service, name of master, destination in the colonies, and, for an under-age servant, the name of a witness (usually a relative).
A list of emigrants from England to America, 1718-1759.
GEN 929.373 K15
Transcription of some 3,000 indenture forms on file at the Guildhall in London pertaining to individuals who bound themselves into servitude in the American plantations from 1718 to 1759. Records name, parish and county of origin, age, occupation, name of agent, length of service, and destination in the colonies where possible.
List of emigrants to America from Liverpool, 1697-1707.
GEN 929.373 L772F
List of indentured servants who sailed from Liverpool to Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New England, and the West Indies. For each is given the name, age, period of indenture, and person to whom indentured. Additional data provided where possible.
Emigrants to America : indentured servants recruited in London, 1718-1733.
GEN 929.3729 W273e
Information on 1,544 servants, whose names appear in the record office of the City of London register but for whom no indentures survive, and had never been published.
Emigrants from England to the American colonies, 1773-1776.
GEN 929.3 C688e
Reports of about seven thousand emigrants from the Public Record Office in England. Includes port of departure, names of ships, place of residence, occupation, age, and destination in the colonies.
Topographical dictionary of 2885 English emigrants to New England, 1620-1650.
GEN 929.373 B218t
Identifies 2,885 emigrants giving place of origin, ships names, and towns of settlement. Source information included. Indexed alphabetically.
Bonded passengers to America.
GEN 929.373 C688bo
Alphabetical listing of 30,000 convicted felons transported to America from Middlesex County (London) from 1615 to 1775. Volume I addresses the history of transportation of convicted felons and others sent to the colonies.
The complete book of emigrants.
GEN 929.373 C688c
Comprehensive listing of those who left England from 1607 to 1776 for political, religious, or economic reasons; those who were deported for vagrancy; and those who were sold to labor in the Colonies.
The Winthrop fleet of 1630 : an account of the vessels, the voyage, the passengers, and their English homes from original authorities.
GEN 325.2416 B218w
List of 700 passengers believed to have come to New England with John Winthrop in 1630. Includes name, place of departure, places of residence in England and America, occupation, church affiliation, dates of birth, marriage, and death, and relationships to other passengers. Indexes names, places, and subjects as well as appendices listing the passengers on the Mary and John and the Lyon, which sailed at the time of the Winthrop Fleet.
The Bristol registers of servants sent to foreign plantations, 1654-1686.
GEN 929.373 C688b
Records for approximately 10,000 indentured servants who left from the port of Bristol, England and sent to places in the New World, including Virginia, Barbados, and the Caribbean islands. Lists place of English origin as well as many foreign countries.
British deportees to America.
GEN 929.373 S644b
Deportation of English convicted "criminals". Names, dates of offense, sentence, where tried, source and page.
The great migration begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633.
GEN 929.374 A549g
Includes more than one thousand, one hundred sketches, each dedicated to a single immigrant or an immigrant family. Contains information on dates, occupation, church membership, education, offices, land holding, and on genealogical details - birth, death, marriages, children, and other associations by blood or marriage.
The great migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635.
GEN 929.374 A549g
Sketches of approximately thriteen hundred settlers in New England. Information taken from passenger lists and lists of freemen; colony and court records, notarial, town, and vital records, land records, church records, journals and diaries, and other miscellaneous sources.
English adventurers and emigrants, 1609-1660 : abstracts of examinations in the High Court of Admiralty with reference to Colonial America.
GEN 929.373 C688e
Records of the English High Court of Admiralty concerning colonizing activities of the great London trading companies as well as the ventures of private companies and individuals. Names of hundreds of merchants, passengers, mariners, and adventurers who had some connection with the settlement of the original colonies.
English adventurers and emigrants, 1661-1733 : abstracts of examinations in the High Court of Admiralty with reference to Colonial America.
GEN 929.373 C688e
Records of the English High Court of Admiralty concerning colonizing activities of the great London trading companies as well as the ventures of private companies and individuals. Names of hundreds of merchants, passengers, mariners, and adventurers who had some connection with the settlement of the original colonies.
Mayflower index, compiled and edited for the General society of Mayflower descendants.
GEN 929.373 M117m
Names from approved lineage papers. Part I lists names of persons descended from a Mayflower Pilgrim in alphabetical order, cross-referencing Pilgrim. Part II contains names of husbands and wives of persons included in list of descendants.
Passengers to America : a consolidation of ship passenger lists from the New England historical and genealogical register.
GEN 929.373 N532t
Passengers of mostly British or Irish provenance, sailing from London, Liverpool, and Bristol to New York or Boston. Indexed by name of passenger and ship.

France 

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The crew and passenger registration lists of the seven Acadian expeditions of 1785; a listing by family groups of the refugee Acadians who migrated from France to Spanish Louisiana in 1785.
GEN 929.3 R548c
Alphabetical listing of the Acadian Exiles who sailed from France to Louisiana in 1785. Lists the passengers as they boarded and left the ships.

Germany 

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Germans to America: Lists of passengers arriving at U.S. ports — 64 vols.
GEN 929.343 G373
Chronological passenger lists followed by alphabetical index of each passenger in that volume. Name, age and sex, occupation, country or province of origin, village of residence and destination provided as known. Name of ship, date of arrival, and ports of departure and arrival also listed.
The Wuerttemberg emigration index.
GEN 929.34347 S324w
Represents approximately 60,000 German and Prussian immigrants that made application to emigrate at Wuerttemberg, Germany from the late eighteenth century to 1900. Includes name, date and place of birth, residence at time of application, application date, and microfilm number.
German immigrants: Lists of passengers bound from Bremen to New York [dates], with places of origin.
GEN 929.34352 Z72g
Names arranged alphabetically with family members grouped together, usually under the head of the household. In addition, data on age, place of origin, date of arrival, and the name of the ship are supplied, plus citations to the original source material.
True and authentic register of persons still living, by God's grace, who in the year 1709, under the wonderful providences of the Lord, journeyed from Germany to America or New World, and there seek their piece of bread at various places: Reported with joy to all admirers, especially to their families and close friends.
GEN 929.374 S592t
Originally prepared by Ulrich Simmendinger after his return to Germany from the colonies, where he had been part of the Palatine migration. Names given are all who were living in 14 early New York settlements at the time of his departure in 1717. It is assumed most of these were passengers of a fleet of 10 ships, 3000 people, leaving England January 1710.
Emigrants from the Palatinate to the American Colonies in the 18th century.
GEN 929.3748 K92e
Emigrants from the Electoral Palatinate of the Rhine and other principalities. Names alphabetically listed and family groups identified, principal towns and villages of origin, and date of departure. Information from family bibles, correspondence emigration permits, and other primary sources.

Holland 

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Dutch immigrants in U.S. ship passenger manifests, 1820-1880: an alphabetical listing by household heads and independent persons.
GEN 929.3 S976d
Arranged alphabetically by surname. Includes family relationship, sex, age, occupation, destination, country of origin, vessel, port of embarkation, on board accommodation, and port of arrival. Ports include Baltimore, Boston, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia and "certain minor ports." Approximately 55,000 names are listed, taken from 100,000 passenger lists.

Ireland

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The Famine immigrants: Lists of Irish immigrants arriving at the port of New York, 1846-1851.
GEN 929.3 F198
Chronological list of passengers by name, age and sex, occupation, date of arrival, port of embarkation, and ship.
Irish passenger lists, 1847-1871: Lists of passengers sailing from Londonderry to America on ships of the J. & J. Cooke Line and the McCorkell Line.
GEN 929.3415 I68
Ship owners’ lists of passengers include name, age, and address. Also name of ship, date of sailing, and destination port.
Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743 : a transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into enforced emigration to America.
GEN 325.2415 M136e
List of about 2,000 felons and vagabonds forcibly transported from Ireland between 1735 and 1743. Includes name of transportee, county or city from which returns of transportation orders were obtained, date of assizes (court), reason for transportation, and occasionally the name of the ship and place of destination in the colonies.
Irish emigration to New England through the port of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1841-1849.
GEN 929.374 J66i
Compiled records of persons "missing" from passenger lists. Approximately names from the records of alms houses, hospitals, and parish houses. Where possible indication of age, Irish county of origin, personal condition, and name of ship traveled. Includes a list of the vessels that entered the port during the 1840s, several appendices, and a full-name index.
Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743 : a transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into enforced emigration to America.
GEN 325.2415 M136e
List of about 2,000 felons and vagabonds forcibly transported from Ireland between 1735 and 1743. Includes name of transportee, county or city from which returns of transportation orders were obtained, date of assizes (court), reason for transportation, and occasionally the name of the ship and place of destination in the colonies.
Irish emigration lists, 1833-1839 : lists of emigrants extracted from the Ordnance Survey Memoirs for Counties Londonderry and Antrim .
GEN 929.373 I68
Lists have been extracted, arranged under parish and alphabetized. Identifies over 3,000 emigrants by destination and place of origin in Ireland. Also lists age, town and address of emigrant, year of emigration, and religious denomination.
Passenger lists from Ireland.
GEN 929.373 H121p
Lists about 5,150 passengers who sailed from Ireland to America in the years 1811 and 1815-16. Name of ship, date of arrival, port of departure, port of entry, and point of origin given. Covers 109 ships, of which 89 arrived at New York, 17 at Philadelphia, 2 at Baltimore, and 1 at New London.
Ships from Ireland to early America, 1623-1850.
GEN 929.373 D635s
Alphabetical list of 1,500 vessels known to have embarked from Ireland to North America. Dates and ports of embarkation and arrival and the source of the information given. Frequently the number of passengers and the name of the ship's captain also listed. Compiled from newspapers, government records in Great Britain and North America, and a small number of published works.

Italy 

Books
Italians to America: Lists of passengers arriving at U.S. ports
GEN 929.308951 I88
Chronological list of passengers departing from Italian ports as well as foreign ports. Information includes name, age and sex, occupation, village of residence, and port of arrival.

Russian Empire

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Migration from the Russian Empire: Lists of passengers arriving at the Port of New York.
GEN 929.37471 M636
Chronological passenger lists of immigrants arriving mostly through New York. Ethnic groups include Poles, Byelorussians, Great Russians, Ukrainians, Jews, Finns, Lithuanians, Lativians, Estonians, and Germans. Name of ship, date of arrival, and ports of departure and arrival are listed.

Scotland

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Ships from Scotland to America, 1628-1828.
GEN 929.373 D635s
Approximately 75,000 Scots immigrants identified from parish records, passenger lists, prison records, church records, court records, deeds, wills, marriage contracts, Treasury papers, State papers, newspapers, and journals.

Sweden

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Swedish passenger arrivals in New York 1820-1850.
GEN 929.373 O52s
More than 4,000 Swedish passengers identified from ship’s manifests. Information includes birth date, birthplace, names of parents, and father’s occupation. Additional biographical information from American censuses, city directories, naturalization records, and vital records are supplied where possible.

Switzerland

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Lists of Swiss emigrants in the eighteenth century to the American colonies.
GEN 929.373 F257l
Swiss emigration to the Carolinas and Pennsylvania. Volume I identifies approximately 2,000 emigrants from the Canton of Zurich during the period 1734-1744, listing age, date of birth or baptism, trade, name of wife, names of children, and place of origin and destination. Volume II identifies emigrants from Bern (1706-1795) and Basel (1734-1794).

From Many Lands 

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New World immigrants : a consolidation of ship passenger lists and associated data from periodical literature.
GEN 929.373 N532t
Collection of articles from more than fifty periodicals. Identifies English, Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss, French, Dutch, Norwegian, and Russian-German immigrants.
Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.
GEN 929.373 P287
Main entries provide name and age of immigrant; year and place of arrival, naturalization, or other record, code indicating the source indexed and the page number in the source which contains the record; and the names of all listed family members together with their age and relationship to the main entry. In addition, provides cross references for every accompanying passenger to main entry. Thirty annual supplements (published 1982-2005). Bibliography of sources indexed in each volume.
Passenger arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819 : the Philadelphia baggage lists.
GEN 929.374811 T314p
Oldest federal passenger lists existing. Compiled in accordance with a law made to exempt in-coming passengers from paying duty on their personal belongings. Lists names of passengers, and in many cases ages, nationalities, former places of residence, occupations, destinations, and the names and relationships of accompanying family members.
Ship passenger lists. New York and New Jersey, 1600-1825.
GEN 929.373 B791s
Information compiled from passenger lists and many historical and primary sources such as family histories, and land records. Indexes of ship, name and personal names, and variant surname spellings.
Ship passenger lists. Pennsylvania and Delaware, 1641-1825.
GEN 929.373 S557
Information compiled from passenger lists and many historical and primary sources such as family histories, and land records. Indexes of ship, name and personal names, and variant surname spellings.
Ship passenger lists. National and New England, 1600-1825.
GEN 929.373 S557
Information compiled from passenger lists and many historical and primary sources such as family histories, and land records. Indexes of ship, name and personal names, and variant surname spellings.
Passenger list index : New York 1820-1824 New York City.
GEN 929.37471 J13p
Names of passengers found on original manifests listed in alphabetical order. Corresponding number of manifest, departure port, order of arrival during year, and port of arrival.
The Alsace emigration book.
GEN 929.373 S377A
Extracted records for thousands of French and German immigrants, 1817-1869, including passenger lists, passports, private research and genealogies.
The Baden emigration book: Including emigration from Alsace.
GEN 929.373 S377B
Enumeration of 7,000 18th and 19th century emigrants from Baden and Alsace to America alphabetically listed in two sections. Contains records of the General Lands Archives in Baden. Includes the name, place of origin (birth place), birth year, and emigration date, and the source. Followed by a listing of all records of villages in Baden that have been microfilmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and are available for research through the LDS Church Family History Library.
Immigrants to the middle colonies : a consolidation of ship passenger lists and associated data from the New York genealogical and biographical record.
GEN 929.374 I33
Some 5,000 17th and 18th-century arrivals, mainly from ports in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. References to ships, ports and dates of embarkation and arrival, wives, children, age, religion, occupation, and places of origin and residence.
A collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French, and other immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727-1776.
GEN 929.373 R946c
Written in both English and German, lists names of German, Swiss and other immigrants settled in Pennsylvania. Name of ship, date of sail or landing, as well as names and number of all on board.
Index to the names of 30,000 immigrants--German, Swiss, Dutch and French--into Pennsylvania, 1727-1776.
GEN 929.373 R946c 1876a
Valuable index to Rupp’s book of immigrants arriving in Pennsylvania between 1727 and 1776.
Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1641-1819: a consolidation of ship passenger lists from the Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography.
GEN 929.3748 E53 1795a
Identifies approximately 6,000 mainly British and German immigrants, the majority being named in two extensive lists of indentured servants and apprentices. Ranges from brief name lists to full articles giving passengers' places of origin, occupations, wives and children, dates of arrival, etc.
Microfilm
Passenger Lists of Aliens (1927-1939) and Citizens (1933-1939) Arriving at Panama City, Florida.
GEN Microfilm
Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Georgetown, South Carolina, 1923 - 1939, and at Apalachicola, Boynton, Boca Grande, Carrabelle, Fernandina, Fort Pierce, Hobe Sound, Lake Worth, Mayport, Millville, Port Inglis, Port St. Joe, St. Andrews, and Stuart, Florida, 1904 - 1942.
GEN Microfilm
Passenger Lists of Citizens (June 1924 - August 1948) and Aliens (March 1946 - November 1948) Arriving at Pensacola, Florida, and Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing from Pensacola, Florida (August 1926 - March 1948).
GEN Microfilm