Outbound Ships Passenger Lists
Ships sailing from Canada and USA to England, Europe, North America & Other Ports
Neither U.S. A. nor Canada maintained outbound ships passenger lists.
Ships Passenger Lists to United Kingdom
All ships carrying passengers in or out of any British port
were required by law to deposit an official passenger list
with the relevant port authorities
The records for all these ship passengers travelling
between 1890 and 1960 survives within the collection of
original British Board of Trade passenger lists. The only
place they can be seen is at the Public Record Office in
* BREAKING NEWS OCT 2008*
These lists are now online! Search for passengers on UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 Includes passengers on ships FROM Canada and USA TO England! Board of Trade’s passenger lists of ships arriving in the United Kingdom from foreign ports outside of Europe and the Mediterranean from 1878-1888 and 1890-1960. [$]
Ships Passenger Lists Canada to USA
There are no archived Ships Passenger Lists for ships sailing from ports in Canada to USA. However, some partial lists do exist. These can be found in the Almshouse Records of New York City from 1819-1855.
These records indicate for each person admitted to the Almshouse the name of the ship they sailed on, the port of departure and a year of admission. Sometimes an exact date of arrival is noted. The Almshouse records from 1819-1855 include Age, Place of Birth, Ship Name, Where From,
Captain's Name and Owner's Name. For individuals recorded in Almshouse Records 1855-1858 the information includes ship name, date of sailing, and ports of departure and arrival.
For example, the Almshouse Records indicate that the Riley family from Ireland (Patrick age 30, Ann age 28 and children Martha age 2 all born Ireland plus 2 week old Ann born in New York) sailed on the Felix (or Phoenix) from St. Johns Canada to New York sometime before 23 October 1819.
At this time you must browse the Almshouse Records to find all the ships from Canada to New York, but a Ships From Canada to New York Project is underway to organize the names by ship name and port of departure
Do you need to find
the immigration year or port of arrival in USA for your immigrant ancestor?