SHIPS LISTS ONLINE

Discover

Find Your Immigrant Ancestor on Ships Passenger Lists to U.S.A. & Canada

Find your ancestor on Ancestry.com Trial Access or Ancestry.co.uk 14 Day FREE trial

Comparison Chart of Fee-based websites for Immigration Records - What Site is Best for You?

Genealogy Guide - Help for Beginners
Best Kept Genealogy Secrets!

Ships Home
Ships Site Map Passenger Lists to America Passenger Lists to Canada Outbound Passenger Lists

Finding Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Massachusetts

1820-1883: All Boston Customs Passenger Lists were destroyed by fire

22 Sept 1820-31 March 1874: Boston State Department Passenger Lists replace some of the lost Custom Passenger Lists.

1 April 1874-31 December 1882: 8 1/2 YEAR GAP No Federal Boston Ships Passenger Lists survive. State Ships Passenger Lists for this GAP period available

 

How to Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Massachusetts from 1630 to 1820

1. Search online ships passenger lists. The best sites for ships passenger lists to Massachusetts before 1820 are:

2. Search published records in books

How to Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Massachusetts from 1820 to 1891

1. Search online ships passenger lists. The best sites for these early ships passenger lists to Boston are:

2. Search microfilmed ships passenger lists 1820-1891 available at NARA or Family History Centers. Remember there is an 8 1/2 year GAP in the lists but the index is complete

3. Write to the Massachusetts State Archives for full passenger lists in the 8 1/2 year GAP (1874-1882)

How to Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Massachusetts from 1891 to 1943

1. Search online ships passenger lists. The best sites for ships passenger lists to Boston are:

What's Available at NARA for Ships Passenger Lists to Massachusetts

  • Barnstable, Massachusetts, 1820-1826
  • Boston, Massachusetts, 1820-1891, 1891-1943
  • Dighton, Massachusetts, 1820-1836
  • Edgartown, Massachusetts, 1820-1870
  • Fall River, Massachusetts, 1837-1865
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1820-1870, and 1918-1943
  • Hingham, Massachusetts, 1852
  • Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1820-1849
  • Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1820-1862
  • New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1826-1852 and 1902-1954
  • Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1821-1839
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1821-1844
  • Salem, Massachusetts, 1865-1866

Search NARA Microfilm for Ships Passenger Lists to Massachusetts Ports of Arrival 1820-1954

 

Do you need to find the immigration year or port of arrival in USA for your immigrant ancestor?

 


Contact Ships Lists Online            © Copyright 2005 to 2007            Links


ShipsLists-Online published on TheGenealogySpot.com
with permission of Olive Tree Genealogy on 1 February 2008
©Copyright 2007 to date