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Need Help with Shipping Research? See Shipping and Migration Research on the Internet, 2012 and How Did They Get Here? Arrivals after 1924, 2nd edition, 2012.

Ancestorsonboard.com This database to Outward Passenger Lists for voyages departing the British Isles 1890-1960 for Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and USA (BT27). The free name search lists names, age, sex, departure year and port, destination port and country plus details of transcripts and images which are available for a fee.  

Ancestry - UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878-1960 This collection is fully indexed with digital images available. It contains 16+ million names from the Board of Trade (BT26) passenger lists of ships arriving in the United Kingdom from foreign ports outside of Europe and the Mediterranean, 1878-1888 and 1890-1960. Information listed may include: name of passenger, birth date or age, occupation, port of departure and arrival, date of arrival, vessel name and from 1922 onwards, intended UK address of each passenger. A variety of subscription options are available.

FamilySearch  The free Historical Record Collections  for Australia and New Zealand include:
• Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855-1973.These passenger lists include immigrants arriving mostly from the British Isles, and also from Western Europe, Asia, and Polynesia. These records are indexed and linked to images of the original passenger lists. This is an ongoing project with data being added as it becomes available.

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild  There are 12,000+ passenger list transcripts online. Most are to the USA but not all. The site includes lists of departures from the German ports of Altona, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Cuxhaven, Geestemunde, Hamburg, Stettin, Swinemunde (now Swinoujscie, Poland) plus unspecified ports. There is a link to World War II Refugees to Australia.

Bremen Passenger Lists (1920-1939) This is a joint project by the Bremen Chamber of Commerce and the Bremen Staatsarchiv. All passenger lists, 1875-1908, were destroyed due to lack of space in the Bremen Archives. All the other lists were lost in World War II, except 3017 lists for 1920-1939. These lists have been indexed and digitised. A searchable database of 690,952 entries and transcripts of the passenger lists are online for free. This site offers several search options. Many of the passenger lists are linked to photos of the ship plus historical details about the ship. 

German Roots by Joe Beine - German Emigration Records, Lists and Indexes This site lists online resources for Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg, Hesse (Hessen), Mecklenburg, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Palatinate, Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen (Thuringia) plus a general and miscellaneous category.

Ancestry - Hamburg Passenger Lists 1850-1934 (gap 1915-1919) . Digitised images of the passenger lists are available. Currently 1877-1914 have been electronically indexed though there is access to handwritten indexes 1855-1934. Both sets of records are in German. Some free indexes on offer include the Wuerttemberg, Germany Emigration Index (in English). It lists 60,000+ persons who applied at Wuerttemberg to leave Germany from the late 18th century to 1900. Brandenburg, Prussia Emigration Records (in German). A collection of government records relating to emigrants  from Brandenburg in the 19th century. Baden, Germany Emigration Index, 1866-1911 (in English) lists 28,000+ persons who left Baden. A variety of subscription options is available for access to a vast collection of worldwide databases, many relevant to shipping and immigration.

Castle Garden Database Lists 10 million+ arrivals to the USA. Castle Garden, Manhattan, America's first immigration center (1830-1892) was succeeded by Ellis Island in 1892.

Ellis Island American Family Immigration History Center This database lists 25+ million arrivals to the USA (1892-1924). A search returns name, nationality, residence, arrival and departure details, age and marital status. Access to digital copies of the original passenger lists requires registration (free). Fees apply to purchase digital copies of the ship manifest or a photograph of the ship.

Boston Passenger Lists Online (1848-1891) This database, by the Massachusetts Archives, is searchable by name or ship, and returns names, title, ship and date. Passenger manifest information available includes country of origin, age, occupation and other details.

BritishOrigins - British and Irish Passenger Lists 1890 to the USA and Canada Lists 194,000+ names, occupation, nationality, age, marital status plus ship,sailing date, departure and destination ports. There is a free name search and various subscription options are available.


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