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Finnish passenger lists & passports and ships search. Finnish emigrants to North America sailed on the steamships of the Finland Steamship Company from Hanko to the port of Hull and continued by train to Liverpool from which the journey continued with the transatlantic steamers to Ellis Island, New York. Articles about emigrants - immigrants, emigration - immigration, genealogy research. Photos and pictures of emigrant ships; database of immigrants. Message board.
Graph showing the number of immigrants to the U.S. by decade.
Between 1892 and 1924 over 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. Now you can research passenger records from ships that brought the Immigrants -- even see the original manifests with Passengers' names.
Arnie Lang's research guide for immigration records and passenger lists.
The Balch Institute documents and interprets the ethnic and immigrant experience in the United States.
Bibliography of books available at the USC library.
Collection of databases comprised of the Morton Allan Directory, M1066 Microfilm series from NARA, various newspaper articles, Internet sources, and personal contributions. Can also search for ships.
Fifth grade students describe their family experiences coming to America. A message board invites others to share their family immigration stories.
Article about computerized immigration data from ship manifests to be made available. Includes links to on-line classes and a how-to guide relating to immigration research. Presented by Genealogy.com.
Research guide for locating New York passenger lists, including microfilm, online indexes & CD-Roms.
Includes links to online indexes and has a step-by-step guide for obtaining Naturalization reocords from the BCIS (INS).
This site offers a comprehensive look at late 19th and early 20th century immigration, with an emphasis on Irish, Italian, Jewish, and Swedish immigration. Visitors to the site can read interesting articles, test their knowledge, find their relative through genealogy links, and even add their own content.
A project to make Emigration Lists available to genealogists.
Research guide and bibliography presented by the Library of Congress.
Information on the society and its German emphasis.
The travel and arrival of immigrants to Ellis Island as presented by Liberty State Park.
The information on these pages has been extracted from various government records, as well as the odd shipping record (mostly from the Allan Line). It contains voyage accounts, emigration information, lists of ships sailing to Canada, information on the ports, and on the people.
The IHRC at the University of Minnesota is an international resource on American immigration and ethnic history. It maintains archival and library collections, sponsors academic and public programs, and publishes bibliographic and scholarly works.
Bibliographic essay by Donna R. Gabaccia.
Covers several different ethnic groups' introduction to the U.S. Includes timeline of immigration, personal stories of both immigrants and workers at Ellis Island, and a discussion of The Statue of Liberty.
These lesson plans from the "American Memory" project at the Library of Congress include 3 units exploring Immigration.
Article by Myra Vanderpool Gormley, C.G. hosted at Genealogy.com.
New York's Tenement Museum focuses on America's urban immigrant history. The Museum's site features program information, directions, hours and online tickets and reservations.
The place to go for tracking your ancestors as they moved.
An index to genealogical microfilm rolls published by the National Archives and Records Administration.
Information regarding the passenger lists that are available (and not available) and how to obtain copies of them.
A description of the passenger arrival records in Canada, 1865-1935, and their availability.
The State Historical Society of Wisconsin describes how to obtain naturalization records.
A searchable database of passengers missing from the standard National Archives microfilm (M259).
Immigration resources at the New York State Library.
PGSA's introduction to migration, ports of entry, ship passenger lists,and naturalization records.
An article by John Philip Colletta describing how technology has affected genealogy research.
This article in the "Illustrated London News," July 6, 1860, describes emigration from Ireland and the United Kingdom and the journey across the Atlantic.
Article by George G. Morgan.
Series of lessons on how to trace immigrant ancestors.
This Family History Library publication outlines how to locate where immigrants came from. These principles can be applied to almost any country.
This research guide provides tips for those tracing their Mormon Pioneer ancestry from Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, and South Africa to Salt Lake City, Utah. It has been over 150 years since the arrival of the first pioneer company to Salt Lake City in 1847 and many have not traced their pioneer heritage.
A Brief History of Chinese Immigration to America
The struggles, hardships and successes of the Chinese immigrants to America beginning in mid-1800's to the present.
British Home Children
Between 1870 and 1940, more than fifty child care organizations deported 100,000 alleged orphaned, abandoned, illegitimate, and impoverished children to Canada ostensibly to 'provide them with better lives than they would have had in England.'
Canadian Immigration and Citizenship
Canadian 1996 census tables tell which provinces and metropolitan areas the major immigrant groups live in.
Danish Immigrant Museum
The mission of the Danish Immigrant Museum is to tell the story of Danish immigrants and the Danish American experience and is organized to collect, preserve, study and interpret their materials, culture and traditions.
Danish Immigration to America: An Annotated Bibliography of Resources
Research guide and annotated bibliography of Scandinavian and Danish Immigration, presented by the Library of Congress.
Denmark -- The Escape to America
Nearly 150 years ago August and Ane Rasmussen said goodbye to relatives and friends in Sæby parish, Denmark. Many more Danes were to follow suit.
Emslanders to the American Mid-West
Emigrants from that part of Hannover now known as Emsland, Niedersachsen, who settled in the American mid-western states of Missouri and Illinois.
Finnish Emigrant Tracking
Finnish and Scandinavian resources for emigration.
Finnish Emigration and Immigration after World War II
Article with charts and graphs written by Jouni Korkiasaari & Ismo Söderling.
Iceland to North America
A tribute to all the people from Iceland who had for known or unknown reasons to search for a new life in a new country. The main purpose of this site is to help people of Icelandic origin to search for their roots in Iceland, their ancestors and living relatives.
Isola delle Femmine Connection
Covers the history, culture, and genealogy of the immigrants to the US from Isola delle Femmine, Sicily.
Jewish Immigrant Culture
The mission of The Archive is to preserve the history and collective memory of the Jewish immigrant community from the former Soviet Union and to create an engaging environment for today's immigrant culture.
Migration Heritage Centre
The Migration Heritage Centre (MHC) provides opportunities for people to tell of their achievements, their struggles for belonging, of cultural change, traditions and adaptation, reconciliation and celebrations of survival.
Norwegian-American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad
The national council for the 32 affiliated Norwegian-American bygdelag provides current information on, and links to each lag site.
Palatines to America
A genealogy society dedicated to the study of ancestors from all German-speaking lands. Includes an immigrant ancestor search.
Poles to Australia
Polish-Australian website devoted to post World War II migration to Australia focusing on Polish immigration and settlement in Australia, together with vintage photos, reading lists and links.
Polonia in Maryland
The Archives of Maryland Polonia was founded in 1982 to preserve, document and make available to researchers the history of Polish immigrants and people of Polish heritage in the State of Maryland. The archival collection consists of books, documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, genealogies, and correspondence.
Portuguese Historical Museum
Located in San Jose, this museum explores the celebrated traditions which helped make the immigrants' transition from the old world to the new easier by maintaining strong bonds to their heritage.
Southeast Asian Archive at UCI
The Archive collects materials relating to the resettlement of Southeast Asian refugees and immigrants in the United States (and to a lesser extent, worldwide), the boat people and land refugees, and the culture and history of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. There is a special focus on materials pertaining to Southeast Asians in Orange County and California. Also provides links to similar collections.
Swedish Emigrant Institute
The national collection and museum on Swedish emigration history. Emigrant letters, diaries, photos and other documents from the emigration epoch (1846-1930).
An article about mass emigration from Sweden and a list of links for emigration from other countries.
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
A national archives and research institute for the study of Swedish immigration to North America.
Emigrants to the US from the island of Texel in the Netherlands between 1850 and 1920, organized by surname.
The Cornish-American Connection
This web site is studying emigrants from Cornwall and is soliciting information from others.
The Hungarian Emigration Law of 1903
Text of the law in 1903. Translated to English.
Ukrainian Canadian Pioneer Days
Ukrainian Canadian pioneer days are celebrated in this homepage which features the humble churches built by hardy Ukrainian immigrants at the turn of the century.
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
This historic site tells the story of Ukrainian immigrants and the development of the Bloc Settlement in East Central Alberta from 1892 to 1930.
Ukrainian Internment in Canada 1914-1920
Canadian internment of Ukrainian Canadians in concentration camps during the period of 1914-1920.
The settlement of Vanasse families from Quebec to the United States, mostly to New England .
AHSGR Ships and Immigration
Passenger list extracts with an emphasis on German immigrants.
Links to ships and passenger lists web sites.
Distant Cousin's Genealogy Index
Searchable index to thousands of passenger lists, organized by year of sailing or arrival.
Emigration, Ship Lists and Resources
Over 120 links for passenger lists and various immigration resources.
Finding Passenger Lists 1820-1940
Listing for available microfilm and published indexes containing immigration records for arrivals to U.S. ports from Europe from 1820 to 1940's.
Foreign Protestants to Nova Scotia
Index to passenger lists for ships carrying "Foreign Protestants" to Nova Scotia, 1750-1752.
Genealogy Quest Immigration Collection
Selected ships passenger lists and searchable database offered at no cost by a commercial genealogical service.
GenSwap Passenger Ship Lists
Over 70 links to passenger ship lists available online.
Germans to America
Comprehensive information about the "Germans to America" book series and CD-ROMs, including a complete list of each volume and the time frames covered.
Germans to America
List of libraries that carry "Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports 1850-1893".
Germans to America-50 Volumes That Are Not To Be Trusted
Critical review by Prof. Dr. Antonius Holtmann of the book series "Germans to America".
Guy Mannering April 1854 Passenger List
Passenger list of the April 1854 voyage of the Guy Mannering from Liverpool to New York including brief history of the ship and its owners the Black Star Line.
Guy Mannering Passenger List
Passenger list of the ship Guy Mannering which arrived at the port of New York from Liverpool on November 14, 1856 carrying 475 emigrants.
Hanover Passenger List
Passenger list of the Hanover, a ship bound for New Zealand from the United Kingdom, that arrived September 17, 1862.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Search limited passenger lists on-line and volunteer to transcribe lists.
Index of 1890 New York Immigrants
Index of over 44,000 immigrants who arrived at the port of New York by ship in the year 1890 for whom the ships' records indicated that they were citizens of Austria, Poland, or Galicia.
inGeneas Canadian Passenger Records
Search the inGeneas database of Canadian passenger and immigration records from the 18th to the 20th century with options for using wildcards or Soundex.
Lists of ships arriving in the US or Canada from Ireland or England, and their Irish passengers.
Irish Passenger Lists
Passenger lists for emigrants from Ireland to the United States and Canada taken from selected ships that sailed between 1677 and 1921.
Irish Passenger Lists Research Guide
Bibliography of books, CD-Roms, online records & microfilm for finding Irish immigration records to America.
Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters
List of ships with passenger and crew lists for ships arriving at Sydney, Australia in January, 1873.
Mayflower Passenger List
A complete Mayflower passenger list with links to each passenger's genealogical and biographical history.
Migration From the Russian Empire
Information about this book series, including a complete list of available volumes and the time frames covered. Ethnic groups arriving at the Port of New York include Poles, Byelorussians, Great Russians, Ukrainians, Jews, Finns, Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians and Germans.
NetMender's Passenger and Ships Lists
Links to passenger lists and ships lists.
New York Daily Times
Passenger lists, published in the New York Daily Times between 1851 to 1856 and 1865 to 1873, contain names of passengers bound for California via overland trip through Nicaragua or Panama.
Olive Tree Genealogy
Search hundreds of free ships passenger lists to USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and England.
On-line Immigrant Ancestor Register Index
Search for or register Palatine ancestor's immigration data such as name, ship, date and port, to enable contact from others researching the same surname.
Passenger Lists for emigrants, mainly from the UK and Continental Europe listed in date order and arranged by country of arrival.
Passenger Lists for Pictou
Passenger lists for ships arriving at Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada from 1767 to 1848.
Passenger Lists on the Internet
A list of links to passenger lists and ships lists.
Portuguese Passenger Ship Master List
Ongoing project lists ships and selected passenger lists for Portuguese passenger ships entering ports in the United States.
Published Passenger Lists: A Review
Review of "German Immigrants" and of volumes 1-9 of the "Germans to America" series by Michael Palmer.
Richard and Mary Ship List
Passengers on the Richard and Mary which sailed from Rotterdam, the Netherlands to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754.
Passenger list with survivors highlighted.
Almost 100 links to passenger ship lists and related genealogy sites.
Ship Manifest Records
Offering recovery of passenger arrival records from those indexed for U.S. ports of entry.
Ship Passenger Lists
Links to ship passsenger lists and related sites.
Keyword search surnames from ship passenger lists across the web. Special section for Australia and New Zealand is included.
Transcriptions of slave manifests for the port of New Orleans. NARA record group 36 records the movement of slaves between U.S. ports.
Some German Passengers Missed by Germans to America
Lists of German immigrants overlooked by the Germans to America book series.
What Passenger Lists Are Online?
Directory of online passenger lists, indexes, databases and transcriptions.
Yorkshire men and women emigrating to the New World in the 1700s.
100 Years Of Emigrant Ships From Norway
Site offers a yearly or alphabetical ship index, schedules, passenger lists, pictures, shipping lines and details of the emigration process. Extended search options.
Over 31,000 entries for Australian shipping arrivals and departures from 1788 to 1967. Selected passenger lists and diaries, crew lists, convict lists and information for other countries.
Convicts To Australia
History of Australian convict ships and their passengers.
Directory of Passenger Ship Arrivals
Search for vessel by name, year of arrival or port of entry with links to ship profiles and passenger lists.
Firstmom's Genealogy Resources- Immigrant Ship Passenger Lists & Manifests
Firstmom's Genealogy Resources & Records - Immigrant Ship Lists has actual Italian, Scottish, German and Irish ship passenger lists transcribed by Firstmom, as well as links to other emigrant ships manifests online.
Ship descriptions and voyage histories from various sources with links to related sites.
Immigrant Ships to New Zealand
Index of ships which brought immigrants from the United Kingdom to New Zealand between 1835 and 1910. Contains links to passenger lists from selected ships and a list of ships from other countries.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
We are a group of volunteers dedicated to making the search for our ancestors immigration easier. We grew out of a need to find ships’ passenger lists right here, on-line.
List of Ships to Philadelphia
Dates and ship names from the book "Pennsylvania German Pioneers" by Ralph B. Strassburger and William J. Hinke, published in 1934 by the Pennsylvania German Society, Norristown, PA.
Ocean Liner History Service
A service providing photos and histories of immigrant ships.
RootsWeb presents a searchable database of Passenger Lists and Related Data for passengers sailing to or from the United States.
List of links for immigrant ships and various resources.
ShipSearch - Internet Passenger List Search Engine
Search engine that provides keyword searching through early ship passenger lists across the web.
T.S.S. Nea Hellas
The personal memories of passengers of this historic troop carrier that brought 300,000 immigrants to the U.S.
The Winthrop Fleet of 1630 by Banks
Offers links to passenger lists, fleet lists, shipping schedules, ship descriptions, and wreck data.
"Angel Island: Guardian of the Western Gate"
Article published in Prologue, the quarterly journal of the National Archives and Records Administation.
Angel Island Immigration Station
Historical information about Angel Island State Park in California, site of the Immigration Station, a National Historic Landmark, which played a role in the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
Angel Island--Panoramic View
Photo held by the Library of Congress.
Description of Castle Clinton which later bacame Castle Garden, a common point of arrival for immigrants before Ellis Island was opened in 1890.
Castle Garden and Ellis Island
Brief History of Castle Garden and Ellis Island.
Ellis Island - Immigrants and Records
Learn about Ellis Island, its history, immigrants, and immigration records for genealogy research.
Ellis Island Photographs
Wilton Tifft's photos taken before and after Ellis Island was restored.
Ellis Island Stereoscopes at UC, Riverside
The Keystone-Mast collection of stereoscopic photographs in the early 20th century documented immigration through the most famous point of entry, Ellis Island.
Ellis Island's Wall of Honor
Search for an ancestor's name or have it added to the Wall of Honor at Ellis Island. A listing found here does not necessarily indicate that immigrant came through Ellis Island.
HistoryChannel.com - Ellis Island
Images, text, and sound files follow the immigrant experience.
New York's Immigrant Processing Centers
History of the Barge Office, Castle Garden and Ellis Island for genealogy and passenger researchers.
Pier 21 Society
Between 1928-1971, at Pier 21 on the Halifax waterfront, 1.5 million immigrants first set foot on Canadian soil.
U.S. Ports of Entry and Their Records
Where INS records for each port are stored.
Public Records Office has an online database for Immigration to Victoria 1852-1879.