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Immigration & Passenger List Research


United States "By " Prologue Article - St. Albans Lists
      US. Citizenship and Immigration Services Genealogy (formerly INS) History, Genealogy and Education
     US immigration, naturalization history — Marian Smith
     Manifest Markings A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations
     Soundex Converter Steve Morse
     Immigration Records NARA
     Passenger list microfilm catalog NARA
     New Microfilm Publications NARA
     Mexican Border Crossing Records NARA
     Finding Passenger Lists 1820 to the 1940s Joe Beine - including NARA-LDS film numbers
     Boston and Related Ports since 1820 (on site)
Canada Canadian Records (on-site)
     Library & Archives of Canada LAC Microfilm Reel Numbers
     Moving Here, Staying Here. The Canadian Immigrant Experience.
     Forging Our Legacy - Citizenship & Immigration Canada 1900-1977
     Emigration Information of the Nineteenth Century Marj Kohli - (very comprehensive site)
     Young Immigrants to Canada Marj Kohli - Home Children
     Ward Chipman, Muster Master's Office (1777-1785) LAC - Loyalists to Nova Scotia & New Brunswick
     Likacheff-Ragosine-Mathers (LI-RA-MA) Collection LAC - 1898-1922 passport / indentity papers
     Canadian War Brides Melynda Jarratt
     British Immigrants in Montreal Deborah Robertson
Australia Emigration & Immigration Guide - Jenny Fawcett
New Zealand New Zealand Bound Olwyn Whitehouse
      Passenger Lists & General information Denise & Peter's "Ourstuff"
      New Zealand Yesteryears Corey Woodward
United Kingdom British Passenger Lists Debbie Beavis (on site)

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Naturalization & Citizenship

United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services BCIS (ex INS) Naturalization Records
     Women and Naturalization ca. 1802-1940 Prologue Article
     US Naturalization Records NARA
Naturalization Records in the USA & Canada Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Canada Canadian Citizenship at Birth or by Derivation (on site)
     Canadian Citizenship 1947 newspaper article
     Upper Canada and Canada West Naturalization Records (1828-1850)
     Citizenship Registration Records for the Montreal Circuit Court (1851-1945)
     Searchable Canadian Naturalization Index 1915-1932 Canadian Genealogy Centre
     Naturalization Records in Canada & the USA Lorine McGinnis Schulze

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Passenger Lists & Immigration Databases (off-site - some are commercial)

Canada Immigrants to Canada pre-1865 LAC formerly known as, Miscellaneous Immigration Index
       Immigrants at Grosse-Île (1832-1937)  LAC
       Passenger Lists, 1865-1922 LAC scanned passenger list images
      1925-1935 Passenger Index - searchable database LAC
      Home Children searchable database 1869-1930 LAC
      Immigrants from China arriving in Canada between 1885 and 1949 LAC
      ArchiviaNet LAC Many searchable databases
      Canadian Genealogy Centre (The National Library & Archives, Canada &c.)
      Montreal Emigrant Society Passage Book (1832)
      Assisted Emigration, Toronto Emigrant Office 1865-1883 Ontario Archives, Hawke Papers
      inGeneas Databases Passenger & Immigration records (commercial and free databases)
      In Search of Your Canadian Past: The Canadian County Atlas Project, McGill University
      The Olive Tree Canadian Index (very comprehensive site)
      New Brunswick Gen Links: Ships List Page Todd Gilbert
      Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia Gail Facini - Passenger Lists & more
      The Island Register Shipping Stories, Info, and Folklore Dave Hunter - Prince Edward Island
      Family Roots of Pictou and Antigonish Counties NS Morgan Robertson
      Passenger Lists Canada Alan Tupman
United States Ellis Island Database 1892-1924
      Searching the Ellis Island Database in One Step Steve Morse (a great entry page into Ellis Island Database)
      All Stephen P. Morses' webpages .....many, including 'Missing Manifests'
      Searching the Ellis Island Database in One Step Steve Morse blue page (Jewish Passengers)
      Castle Garden America's First Immigration Center
      New Orleans Passenger Lists: Filling in the Gaps 1845 & 1847 Joe Beine
      Maine Passenger Lists Index online
      Boston Immigration Index Updated (1848-1891) online
      Family Search The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints LDS
      Family History Library Catalog LDS
      Great Lakes Passengers Lists (St. Albans Lists) Patricia Hamp
Free Trial - Annual US Deluxe Membership
Social Security Death Index
      Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild ISTG Thousands of transcribed Passenger Lists
      New York Emigrant Savings Bank Project Monica Bennett
Australia Unassisted Shipping Index Victoria 1852-1923
      Assisted British Immigration to Victoria 1839-1871
      Outward Passengers to Interstate, U.K. and Foreign Ports, 1852-1896
      Immigrants to South Australia, (UK, assisted passage) 1847-1886: (onsite)
      German Emigrants to South Australia, 1837-1866: (onsite)
      Queensland State Archives Immigration Databases
      Queensland State Archives Assisted immigration 1848-1912 (now providing direct access to digital copies)      National Archives of Australia Record Search
      New South Wales - online indexes, including Shipping and Immigration
      Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters Mary-Anne Warner (search crew, passengers etc.)
      Passenger Ships Arriving at Australasian Ports Rob Nelson
New Zealand New Zealand Yesteryears Hundreds of passenger lists 1800-1900 - Corey Woodward
South Africa Ships arriving or departing the port of Cape Town, South Africa - Sharon Warr
Norway 100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway Full passenger search of transcribed lists
      Norwegian Digitalarkivet Emigration (protocol) - (go to "Database Selector")
Denmark The Danish Emigration Archives
Finland Finnish Institute of Migration
                Emigration from Finland
France Compagnie Générale Transatlantique Passenger Lists 1864-1936
Bermuda Ships and Passenger Lists
Germany Hamburg Passenger Search (commercial)
      The Deutsche Auswanderer-Datenbank DAD Bremen and Bremerhaven 1820-1939 (commercial)
      Hamburg Passenger List Index for 1872 passengers to various destinations, direct & indirect - Gary T. Horlacher
Britain GenesConnected – the UK’s number one family tree and genealogy site (part free part commercial)
      The UK genealogy resource for those around the globe search for ancestors and living relatives from a growing
      database of millions of names. Free family tree-builder and free advice during regular webchats with the site’s resident
      expert genealogist
      Free Births, Marriages & Deaths database FreeBMD
      Birth, Marriage and Death at Sea (onsite) about the Registration of BMD at sea & how to locate the records.
Various Countries Represented
The Odessa Digital Library Ships and Immigration Records
The Olive Tree Genealogy Main Page Lorine McGinnis Schulze - Passenger Lists and much more
Directory of Online Ships Passenger Lists Bob Prost
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild ISTG Thousands of transcribed Passenger Lists
The Compass ISTG Research Guides and many links
Cyndi's List More than 246,500 Passenger & Genealogy links

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Ship Pictures Off-site links including Museums (some sites are commercial)

Pictures of Ships, Immigrants, Ports, Immigration Stations and more (on-site)
Flotilla Australia (off site) John E Hoskin - Australian Shipping Lines and Ship Pictures
Ship to Shore, Shipping & Maritime Postcards - Graham Whyte - (commercial)
100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway Full ship, shipping line & agent search
Emigration from Finland The F.Å.A. Line's Emigrant Ships
Kinship Prints Pamela Lucas - ship pictures, post cards, prints (commercial)
Passenger Ship History Service Don Hazeldine (commercial)
Jewish Welfare Board WWI Troopship Postcards Bob Swanson
Steamship Historical Society of America Collection
San Francisco Public Library Historical Photograph Collection (Ships)
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London (commercial)
The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia (commercial)
The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts (commercial)
Vickers Photographic Archive ships built at Vickers Shipyard, Barrow-in-Furness (commercial)
Palmer List of Merchant Vessels Michael Palmer - many early vessels
World Ship Society (commercial - pictures available to WSS Members ONLY)
Picture Australia (commercial)
Timeframes - National Library of New Zealand (commercial)
Great Ships Post Card & Ephemera Collection of Jeff Newman
Mystic Seaport Steamship Images 1862-1927 (commercial)
Images Canada
Maritime Timetable Images Björn Larsson - Images of Timetables for Ships and Shipping Lines
P & O Ship Pictures Mel Barton-Ancliffe
Port Pictures - modern day - Rainer Kluge
Shipping Postcards Harold Jordan (commercial)
White Star Line and Shaw Savill Line ship pictures
House Flags of Shipping Companies
Ocean Liner Postcards Ian Boyle / Simplon Postcards
Old Ship Pictures Tony Richardson / over 90,000 ship pictures

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Archives & National Genealogy Links

Canada The National Library & Archives of Canada LAC Immigration Research
     Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management NSARM
     Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
     Provincial Archives of Prince Edward Island Genealogical Research
     Provincial Archives of Ontario
     Archives nationales du Québec (French only)
     Provincial Archives of British Columbia
     Provincial Archives of Newfoundland & Labrador
United States National Archives & Records Administration NARA Genealogy Research
     Regional Facilities by State NARA
     Louisiana State Archives
United Kingdom The National Archives Public Record Office PRO
     Migration / Ships' Passenger Lists PRO
Ireland The National Archives of Ireland Genealogical Research
             The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland PRONI
Scotland The National Archives of Scotland
Australia National Archives of Australia Family History
     National Archives of Australia Record Search
     New South Wales State Records
     Public Record Office of Victoria PROVIC Online Resources
     Genealogical Society of Victoria Family History Research
     Queensland State Archives Family History Research
     State Records of South Australia
     Archives Office of Tasmania
     Australia General Archives Links
New Zealand Archives New Zealand (formerly the National Archives of NZ)
Norway Norwegian Digitalarkivet Emigration (protocol), Census and more (go to "Database Selector")
Denmark The Danish Emigration Archives
Sweden Sweden Archives Links various
Finland The Genealogical Society of Finland
     Finnish Institute of Migration
Netherlands State Archives
France Archives de France (French only)

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Miscellaneous Sites of Immigration & Maritime Interest

Mariners Website Ted Finch & Debbie Beavis - Merchant Shipping, Naval Ships, Crews &c
Register of Ships 1764-2001 Gilbert Provost - from the Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping
100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway Many articles and voyage reports
The Fleets Companies & their Vessels (on-site)
Immigrant Ship Descriptions Lou Alfano
Palmer List of Merchant Vessels Michael Palmer - many early vessels
Miramar Ship Index Rodger B. Haworth
P&O Heritage Collection
Migration from Northern Europe to America via the Port of Hull, 1848-1914 Nick Evans
The Great Central Railway Chris Tolley - Migration from Europe to North America
Maritime History and Naval Heritage Web Site Michael Phillips & Jane Buchmann Phillips
Mystic Seaport Libraries Ship & Yacht Registers
Morton Allan Directory of US Ship Arrivals 1890-1930 Tony Cimorelli
Magellan - Ship Explorer Tony Cimorelli
Passenger Ship Descriptions (on-site)
The Maritime History Virtual Archives Lars Bruzelius (very comprehensive site with a lot of links)
Shipping Company House Flags
Maritime History on the Internet Peter McCracken
Tacoma, Washington Public Library Ships and Shipping Database
North American & Worldwide Maritime Museum Websites compiled by Robert Smith
Hudson's Bay Company Archives, Manitoba
Canadian Heritage Ship Information Database
Canadian Pacific Archives (commercial)
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (Nova Scotia)
The Lower St. Lawrence River Maritime History Gilbert Bossé - CD available - best viewed with Internet Explorer
Downward Bound Great Lakes Shipping
Pier 21 Halifax, Nova Scotia
Maritime History Archive Memorial University of Newfoundland MUNS
Northern Shipwrecks Database David Barron (commercial CD)
Port Australia (off site) John E Hoskin - Australian Shipping Lines
Australian National Shipwreck database
McCorkell Line Ships 1788-1897
Sea Breezes Magazine The Worldwide Magazine of Ships and the Sea
TheShipsList website was featured in the April 2002 issue of Sea Breezes
National Maritime Museum National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
TheShipsList website is "featured on PORT, the Maritime Information Gateway."


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Libraries, Maps, Newspapers, Census, Look-up sites & other Useful Links

The Wayback Machine Internet Archive
Universal Currency Converter
Inflation Calculator
Current Value of Old Money
Eh.Net How Much is That?
Calendar 1700-3000
Perpetual Calendar
Day of the Week Calculator
Google Book Search
Advanced Book Exchange (hard to find & out of print books)
AddALL (used and out of print books)
Surname Navigator
World Star Dictionaries and Search Engines
Free Translation English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Norwegian, Chinese
World Lingo online translator
World Wide Words Michael Quinion
Babel Fish Translation
InterTran Translation Site (can be slow loading)
Library of Congress US Immigrant Arrivals
Porter Shaw Library San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
National Library of Australia
National Library & Archives of Canada
McGill, Library & Collections
New England History and Genealogy Books and Maps online David C. Blackwell
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Newspapers, Libraries &c
The British Library The British Newspaper Library link
The New York State Newspaper Project
Geneva, New York Newspapers 1806-1839
Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers Online Halifax, Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management, Sydney, the Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University
The British Colonist 1858-1910 Victoria, British Columbia Community Newspapers Collection is a project of Knowledge Ontario
National Library of Australia Australian Periodical Publications (beginning publication in) 1840-1845
National Library of Australia Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803 to 1954
National Library of Australia Trove, one search, a wealth of information
National Library of New Zealand Newspaper Digitisation Website
Paper of Record International Newspaper Digitisation
This is Southampton Shipping News
Maritime Newspaper Articles ISTG
National Library of Canada Newspapers
Open Directory Project
Canadian Heritage Information Network CHIN Site Index
The Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions CIHM Early Canadiana Online (ECO)
Bob's your Uncle, eh! Toronto Public Library genealogy search engine
Nova Scotia History Index
Nova Scotia Provincial Library
Maps & Placenames &c.
In Search of Your Canadian Past: The Canadian County Atlas Project, McGill University
World Map & Placename Index
Global Gazetteer Directory of 2,880,532 of the world's cities and towns
Canadian Geographical Names
Ontario, Canada Map & Placename Index
Ontario Locator
Ontario GenWeb - Maps
Railway Map State of Michigan 1848 (including Steamboat routes on the Great Lakes)
Railway Map State of New York 1894
Map Site United Kingdom
Greenwood's Map of London 1827 Mark Annand
John Snow's Map of Victorian London in 1859 created by Ralph Frerichs
Lookup Sites
Australasia Genealogical Look Up Exchange Leith Hutton (Australia and New Zealand)
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Genealogical CD Look-ups Lori Case
Old City Directory Look-ups
Cindi's List Look-up Resource Page
Census Online: Your Guide to Online Census Records Mark Reed
Census Links
Index to the 1901 Census of Canada fully searchable
Index to the 1906 Census of the Northwest Provinces fully searchable
1906 Census of Canada (Prairies) Transcriptions
Germans to America Hamburg Passenger Lists 1850-1934
Germans To America Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby
Odessa German-Russian Genealogical Library
Family History in India

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