Wednesday, November 03, 2004

BALTIMORE PASSENGER LISTS, 1892-48 (Images and index), update adding 1913-48 - Ancestry Daily News, 03 November 2004

This database is an index to the passenger lists of ships arriving
from foreign ports at the port of Baltimore, Maryland from 1892-1948.
In addition, the names found in the index are linked to actual images
of the passenger lists, copied from the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA) microfilm, M844, rolls 1-150. This database
also contains a few records of immigrants who entered the U.S. at
other ports or border crossings and were later asked, when they were
living in Baltimore, to fill out immigrant arrival information on
passenger lists. Therefore, you may find individuals in this database
whose port of arrivals are, for example, St. Albans, Vermont; Portal,
North Dakota; Port Huron, Michigan; Tampa, Florida; and others.

Information contained in the index includes given name, surname, age,
gender, ethnicity, nationality or last country of permanent
residence, destination, arrival date, port of arrival, port of
departure, ship name, and microfilm roll and page number. If a name
of a friend or relative whom the individual was going to join with,
or a place of nativity was provided, that information is included in
the index as well. Many of these items may be used to search the
index in the search template above.

It is important to note that the port of departure listed on these
passenger lists is not always the original port of departure for
these individuals. A ship could make several voyages throughout the
year, making several stops along way. Oft times the port of departure
found on these lists is the most recent port the ship was located at
prior to arriving at the port of Baltimore. Therefore, if your
ancestors emigrated to the U.S. from Germany, they could be found on
a passenger list coming from Liverpool, England (if, in this case,
the ship left from Bremen, Germany then continued on to Liverpool,
England before arriving in Baltimore).

The microcopies of the passenger lists found at NARA are arranged
chronologically by arrival date of vessel. If you do not wish to
search this database using the search template, the images may be
browsed following the chronological arrangement. To browse the images
first select the "Year" in which you would like to search, followed
by the "Month", and finally the "Ship Name." To learn about
researching in passenger records consult John P. Colletta's book,
They Came In Ships (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993). subscribers with access to the Immigration Collection
can view this database


Post a Comment

<< Home