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Passenger and immigration lists index

Post by bimjim » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:45 pm

This is a series of books which is under subscription by very large libraries for their own Genealogy sections.

I found a complete set (40 volumes, listed below) at the MTRL - Metro Toronto Reference Library - just north of Yonge and Bloor Streets, on the 4th Floor in the Genealogy section. They take up - literally - some 6 to 8 feet of shelf space. There must be millions of names listed in this set.

If you go looking for them at the MTRL, each volume (tome, really) is very large, and covers are coloured a sandy beige - about 14" tall by about 10" wide by no less than 1.5" thick - many are far thicker.

The dates are whatever the publishers could find, going back whatever number of centuries they happen to be. In other words, the 1982 book is NOT for passengers who travelled in 1982, but for all dates before that year. The 2010 book is NOT for passengers who travelled in 2010, but for all dates before 2010. And so on. All books for all years.

The names are listed alphabetically, with ages where provided and from:to info, of course. It is not difficult to find those who travelled together.

Tip: There are references in the entries (ships' names, locations of original lists, etc.) that may be found in the front and back inside covers.

At some point in time I will take a whole day to go downtown and do look-ups (it is a 2 hour trip each way), and will "broadcast" a month beforehand so everybody can send me their "wish list". But that is some time in the future - meanwhile, here is the info with which to search your own local libraries to find this set for yourself.

If you DO find the set nearby, please let me know so I can pass the info on to everyone else.

Best wishes,

Jim Lynch


Passenger and immigration lists index
Publication information: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co.
ISSN: 0736-8267
Language: English
Format: Regular Print Book
Contributor: Gale Research Company.

929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1982
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1983
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1984
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1985
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1986
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1987
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1988
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1989
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1990
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1991
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1992
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1993
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1994
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1995
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1996
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1997
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1998 PT. 1
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1998 PT. 2
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1999 PT. 1
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 1999 PT. 2
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2000 PT. 1
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2000 PT. 2
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2001 PT. 1
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2001 PT. 2
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2002 PT. 1
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2002 PT. 2
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2003 PT. 1
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2003 PT. 2
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2004
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2005
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2006
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2007
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2008
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2009
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2010
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2011 PT. 1
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2011 PT. 2
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2012
929.373 P127 SUPPL. 2013
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Passenger and Immigration Index
A Reference Guide to Published Lists of Passengers Who Arrived in America in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth & Nineteenth Centuries

Arranged alphabetically, each entry includes name of immigrant, age, date and port of arrival or place of first mention in New World, names and ages of family members, coded source to consult for further information.
- Cross references connect immigrant ancestors to other family members.
- The "Bibliography of Sources Indexed" provides complete information about each of the cited sources.
- The "How to Locate Sources Indexed" section provides a sampling of institutions with major holdings of genealogical publications.

Main entries provide information such as name and age of immigrant; year and place of arrival, naturalization, or other record indicating that the person indexed was an immigrant; code indicating the source indexed and the page number in the source that contains the record; and the names of all listed family members together with their age and relationship to the main entry. - See more at:

A variety of these books is available on eBay (as I assume other sources), but it appears just one book / year at a time. Try searching with the keywords "Gale Passenger and Immigration Index CD". ... x&_sacat=0

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Re: Passenger and immigration lists index

Post by bimjim » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:13 pm


Use this link to find one near you, and below are listed some which have been personally confirmed by other users... ... referer=di

A list of some 400 locations (below) has been very kindly provided by one of our users, with my thanks, and if you know of any sources not on this list please let me know so I can add it.

Metro Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, M4W 2G8, ON, Canada

MiIssissauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. L5B 3Y3, ON, Canada

Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA, United Kingdom

Southampton Central Library, Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LW, United Kingdom

Stanford University Branner Earth Sciences Library, 397 Panama Mall, Palo Alto, CA, United States

Hawaii State Public Library System, 478 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813, United States

New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 - 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, United States

National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia

State Library Victoria, Melbourne, AU-VI 3000 Australia

Northern Territory Library, Darwin Nt, 0801 Australia

San Diego Public Library, San Diego, CA 92101 United States

Thousand Oaks Public Library, Grant R. Brimhall Library, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 United States

University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library, La Jolla, CA 92093 United States

University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB Library, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Beverly Hills Public Library, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States

California State Library - Sutro Library, San Francisco, CA 94132 United States

County of Los Angeles Public Library, County Library Headquarters, Downey, CA 90241 United States

Fresno County Public Library, Fresno, CA 93721 United States

Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA 91108 United States

Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States

OC Public Libraries, OC Public Libraries Administration / Headquarters, Santa Ana, CA 92705 United States

Palm Springs Public Library, Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States

Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, CA 91101 United States

Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 United States

Sonoma State University, Schulz Library, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 United States

Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA 94305 United States

UC Berkeley Libraries, Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

University of California, NRLF, Northern Regional Library Facility, Richmond, CA 94804 United States

Butte County Library, Oroville, CA 95966 United States

California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95819 United States

Nevada State Library, Carson City, NV 89701 United States

Southern Oregon University Library, Hannon Library, Ashland, OR 97520 United States

Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service, Salem, OR 97309 United States

El Paso Public Library, El Paso, TX 79901 United States

Salem Public Library, Salem, OR 97301 United States

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, Vancouver, WA 98663 United States

Longview Public Library, Longview, WA 98632 United States

Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR 97205 United States

Timberland Regional Library, Tumwater, WA 98501 United States

Washington County Cooperative Library Services, Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States

Blue Mountain Community College Library, Pendleton, OR 97801 United States

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, Provo, UT 84602 United States

Idaho State Historical Society, Idaho State Archives, Boise, ID 83712 United States

Kenai Community Library, Kenai, AK 99611 United States

King County Library System, Service Center, Administrative Offices, Issaquah, WA 98027 United States

McAllen Public Library, Mcallen, TX 78504 United States

Mid-Columbia Libraries, Kennewick, WA 99336 United States

Pierce County Library System, Tacoma, WA 98446 United States

Seattle Public Library, Central Library, Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Sno-Isle Regional Library System, Administrative & Service Center, Marysville, WA 98271 United States

Anchorage Public Library, Anchorage, AK 99503 United States

Corpus Christi Public Library, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States

Lubbock Public Library, Lubbock, TX 79401 United States

University of Idaho Library, Moscow, ID 83844 United States

Victoria Public Library, Victoria, TX 77901 United States

Abilene Public Library, Abilene, TX 79601 United States

Brigham Young University-Idaho, David O. McKay Library, Rexburg, ID 83460 United States

Texas A&M University, Evans Library & Annex; Main campus library complex, College Station, TX 77843 United States

Texas State Library & Archives Commission, Austin, TX 78701 United States

Dallas Public Library, Central Library, Dallas, TX 75201 United States

Deer Park Public Library, Deer Park, TX 77536 United States

Denver Public Library, Central Library, Denver, CO 80204 United States

Grapevine Public Library, Grapevine, TX 76051 United States

Houston Public Library, Central Library, Houston, TX 77002 United States

Huntsville Public Library, Huntsville, TX 77340 United States

Irving Public Library, Central Annex - Admin, Technical Services, Irving, TX 75060 United States

Laramie County Library System, Cheyenne, WY 82001 United States

Montana State Genealogical Society, Helena, MT 59601 United States

Natrona County Public Library, Casper, WY 82601 United States

Nicholas P. Sims Library, Waxahachie, TX 75164 United States

Palestine Public Library, Palestine, TX 75801 United States

Plano Public Library System, Plano, TX 75075 United States

Port Arthur Public Library, Port Arthur, TX 77642 United States

Poudre River Public Library District, Ft Collins, CO 80524 United States

Richardson Public Library, Richardson, TX 75080 United States

Riverton Branch Library, Riverton, WY 82501 United States

Rosenberg Library, Galveston, TX 77550 United States

Sam Houston State University, Newton Gresham Library, Huntsville, TX 77340 United States

Texas A&M University at Galveston, Jack K. Williams Library, Galveston, TX 77551 United States

Wichita Falls Public Library, Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States

Billings Public Library, Main Library, Billings, MT 59101 United States

Campbell County Public Library, Gillette, WY 82718 United States

Denison Public Library, Denison, TX 75020 United States

Longview Public Library, Longview, TX 75601 United States

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Libraries, Alva, OK 73717 United States

Oklahoma Historical Society, Research Division, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States

Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, Sheridan, WY 82801 United States

University of Central Oklahoma, Chambers Library, Edmond, OK 73034 United States

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Edith Garland Dupre Library, Lafayette, LA 70504 United States

University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library, Norman, OK 73019 United States

Central Kansas Library System, Great Bend, KS 67530 United States

Great Bend Public Library, Great Bend, KS 67530 United States

Havre-Hill County Library, Havre, MT 59501 United States

Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 United States

Newton Public Library, Newton, KS 67114 United States

Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans, LA 70118 United States

Tulsa City-County Library, Tulsa, OK 74106 United States

Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, AR 72201 United States

Arkansas State University-Beebe, Abington Library, Beebe, AR 72012 United States

Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton, AB T5J 2V4 Canada

Jackson George Regional Library System, Pascagoula, MS 39567 United States

Jackson/Hinds Library System, Eudora Welty Library, Jackson, MS 39201 United States

K-State Libraries, Kansas State University, Hale Library, Manhattan, KS 66506 United States

Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS 66044 United States

Mississippi Library Commission, Jackson, MS 39211 United States

State Library of Kansas, Topeka, KS 66612 United States

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS 66604 United States

Bruce C Clarke Library, Ft Leonard Wood, MO 65473 United States

Evergreen Conecuh County Public Library, Evergreen, AL 36401 United States

Johnson County Library, Overland Park, KS 66212 United States

Keene Memorial Library, Fremont, NE 68025 United States

Lyon College, The Mabee-Simpson Library, Batesville, AR 72501 United States

Mid-Continent Public Library, Administrative Headquarters, Independence, MO 64050 United States

Mississippi State University, MS 39762 United States

Monroe County Public Library, Key West, FL 33040 United States

Olathe Public Library, Olathe, KS 66061 United States

Omaha Public Library, Omaha, NE 68102 United States

Sioux City Public Library, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives, Bismarck, ND 58505 United States

University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677 United States

University of Saskatchewan Library, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4 Canada

University of South Dakota, USD University Libraries, Vermillion, SD 57069 United States

University of West Florida, John C. Pace Library, Pensacola, FL 32514 United States

West Florida Public Library, Pensacola Public Library, Pensacola, FL 32502 United States

Alexander Mitchell Public Library, Aberdeen, SD 57401 United States

Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849 United States

Birmingham Jefferson Public Library, Birmingham, AL 35203 United States

Boca Raton Public Library, Downtown Library, Boca Raton, FL 334 United States

Broward County Libraries, Broward County, Library Division, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 United States

Citrus County Library System, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 United States

Clearwater Public Library System, Clearwater, FL 33755 United States

Collier County Public Library, Headquarters Library, Naples, FL 34109 United States

Cullman County Public Library System, Cullman, AL 35055 United States, Daniel Boone Regional Library

Columbia Public Library; Callaway County Public Library; Southern Boone County Public Library, Columbia, MO 65203 United States

Florence Lauderdale Public Library, Florence, AL 35630 United States

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 United States

Highlands County Public Library System, Sebring, FL 33870 United States

Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, Tampa, FL 33611 United States

Iowa State University, Parks Library, Ames, IA 50011 United States

Largo Public Library, Largo, FL 33771 United States

Lee County Library System, Ft Myers, FL 33901 United States

Manatee County Public Library System, Bradenton, FL 34205 United States

Miami Dade Public Library System, Main Library, Miami, FL 33130 United States

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Rolla, MO 65409 United States

Morrison Talbott Library, Waterloo, IL 62298 United States

Northern State University, Williams Library, Aberdeen, SD 57401 United States

Saint Louis County Library, Headquarters, St Louis, MO 63131 United States

Samford University Library, University Library; Harwell G. Davis Library, Birmingham, AL 35229 United States

Sarasota County Library System, Sarasota, FL 34236 United States

Siouxland Libraries - Downtown Library, Sioux Falls, SD 57117 United States

Southeast Missouri State University, Kent Library, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 United States

Southwest Georgia Regional Library, Bainbridge, GA 39819 United States

State Library of Florida, Division of Library and Information Services, Tallahassee, FL 32399 United States

Tarpon Springs Public Library, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 United States

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States

University of Miami, Otto G. Richter Library, Coral Gables, FL 33124 United States

University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65201 United States

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130 United States

Winterset Public Library, Winterset, IA 50273 United States

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL 62701 United States

Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library, Atlanta, GA 30305 United States

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Central Library, Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Bartow County Library System, Cartersville, GA 30120 United States

Belleville Public Library, Belleville, IL 62220 United States

C. E. Brehm Memorial Public Library District, Mount Vernon, IL 62864 United States

Cedar Rapids Public Library, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States

Clayton County Library System, Jonesboro, GA 30236 United States

Clayton State University, Morrow, GA 30260 United States

Cobb County Public Library System, Marietta, GA 30060 United States

Dalton State College, Derrell C. Roberts Library, Dalton, GA 30720 United States

Davenport Public Library, Davenport, IA 52801 United States

DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA 30030 United States

Dougherty Public Library, Albany, GA 31701 United States

Edwardsville Public Library, Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States

Evans Public Library, Vandalia, IL 62471 United States

Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, IL 62837 United States

Fitzgerald Ben Hill County Library, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 United States

Harrisburg Public Library District, Harrisburg District Library, Harrisburg, IL 62946 United States

Huntsville Madison County Public Library, Huntsville, AL 35804 United States

Illinois State Library, Gwendolyn Brooks Building, Springfield, IL 62701 United States

Indian River County Library, Vero Beach, FL 32960 United States

Jacksonville Public Library, Main Library, Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States

Jacksonville State University, Houston Cole Library, Jacksonville, AL 36265 United States

Lake County Library System, Tavares, FL 32778 United States

Lebanon Public Library, Lebanon, IL 62254 United States

Lincoln Public Library District, Lincoln, IL 62656 United States

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library, Highland, IL 62249 United States

Marshalltown Public Library, Marshalltown, IA 50158 United States

Muhlenberg County Public Library, Greenville, KY 42345 United States

Murray State University, Waterfield Library, Murray, KY 42071 United States

Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, Conyers, GA 30012 United States

Okefenokee Regional Library, Waycross, GA 31501 United States

Orange County Library System, Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Osceola County Library System, Kissimmee, FL 34741 United States

Parlin Ingersoll Public Library, Canton, IL 61520 United States

Putnam County Library System, Palatka, FL 32177 United States

St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO 63103 United States

Saint Lucie County Library System, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 United States

Six Mile Regional Library District, Granite City, IL 62040 United States

Southern Illinois University, Morris Library, Carbondale, IL 62901 United States

Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville, TN 37243 United States

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 United States

University of Illinois Springfield, Brookens Library, Springfield, IL 62703 United States

University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA 52242 United States

University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Library, Grand Forks, ND 58202 United States

University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 United States

Volusia County Public Library, Daytona Beach, FL 32124 United States

Waterloo Public Library, Waterloo, IA 50701 United States

West Georgia Regional Library, Carrollton, GA 30117 United States

Athens Regional Library System, Athens Clarke County Library, Athens, GA 30606 United States

Augusta University, Reese Library, Augusta, GA 30904 United States

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System, Augusta, GA 30901 United States

Bloomington Public Library, Bloomington, IL 61702 United States

Carnegie Stout Public Library, Dubuque, IA 52001 United States

Charleston Carnegie Public Library, Charleston, IL 61920 United States

Columbia County Library, Evans, GA 30809 United States

Concordia University Library Technology Center, St. Paul, MN 55104 United States

Danville Public Library, Danville, IL 61832 United States

Dekalb Public Library, Dekalb, IL 60115 United States

Eastern Illinois University, Booth Library, Charleston, IL 61920 United States

Flagg-Rochelle Public Library District, Rochelle, IL 61068 United States

Geneseo Public Library District, Geneseo, IL 61254 United States

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460 United States

Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States

Illinois State University, Milner Library, Normal, IL 61761 United States

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 United States

Knox County Public Library, Vincennes, IN 47591 United States

Knox County Public Library System, Knoxville, TN 37902 United States

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States

Louisville Free Public Library, Main Library, Louisville, KY 40203 United States

Minnesota Historical Society Library, St. Paul, MN 55102 United States

Newton County Library System, Covington, GA 30014 United States

Northeast Georgia Regional Library, Clarkesville, GA 30523 United States

Oconee Regional Library System, Laurens County Library, Dublin, GA 31021 United States

Peoria Public Library, Peoria, IL 61602 United States

Robinson Public Library District, Robinson, IL 62454 United States

Rockford Public Library, Rockford, IL 61101 United States

Statesboro Regional Library, Statesboro, GA 30458 United States

Sterling Public Library, Sterling, IL 61081 United States

Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505 United States

The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, KY 40208 United States

US Army, Barr Memorial Library, Ft Knox, KY 40121 United States

University of Georgia, Main Library, Athens, GA 30602 United States

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801 United States

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States

University of Tennessee, John C. Hodges Library, Knoxville, TN 37996 United States

University of Wisconsin - Platteville, Elton S. Karrmann Library, Platteville, WI 53818 United States

University of Wisconsin - River Falls, Chalmer Davee Library, River Falls, WI 54022 United States

Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 United States

Aurora Public Library, Aurora, IL 60506 United States

Ball State University Library, Bracken Library, Muncie, IN 47306 United States

Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus, IN 47201 United States

Bedford Park Public Library District, Bedford Park, IL 60501 United States

Chicago Heights Free Public Library, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 United States

Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Cincinnati History Library, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH 45203 United States

Crystal Lake Public Library, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

East Chicago Public Library, Main Branch, East Chicago, IN 46312 United States

Eastern Kentucky University, Crabbe Library, Richmond, KY 40475 United States

Gary Public Library, Gary, IN 46407 United States

Glenview Public Library, Glenview, IL 60025 United States

Greenville County Library System, Hughes Main, Greenville, SC 29601 United States

Hammond Public Library, Hammond, IN 46320 United States

Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States

Jackson County Public Library, Seymour, IN 47274 United States

Jefferson County Public Library, Madison, IN 47250 United States

Kankakee Public Library, Kankakee, IL 60901 United States

Kenton County Public Library District, Covington, KY 41011 United States

Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library, Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, Kokomo, IN 46901 United States

Lagrange Public Library, La Grange, IL 60525 United States

Lake County Public Library, Merrillville, IN 46410 United States

Lemont Public Library District, Lemont, IL 60439 United States

Lexington Public Library, Lexington, KY 40507 United States

Lyons Public Library, Lyons, IL 60534 United States

Marquette University Raynor Memorial Library, John P. Raynor Library, Milwaukee, WI 53201 United States

McHenry Public Library District, McHenry, IL 60050 United States

Mishawaka Penn Harris Public Library, Mishawaka, IN 46544 United States

Morrisson-Reeves Library, Richmond, IN 47374 United States

Mount Prospect Public Library, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 United States

Newberry Library, Chicago, IL 60610 United States

Northeastern Illinois University, Ronald Williams Library, Chicago, IL 60625 United States

Oak Lawn Public Library, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 United States

Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, IL 60301 United States

Research Library & Archives, Chisholm, MN 55719 United States

Saint Joseph County Public Library, South Bend, IN 46601 United States

St Charles Public Library District, St Charles, IL 60174 United States

Tinley Park Public Library, Tinley Park, IL 60477 United States

University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, KY 40506 United States

University of North Carolina Asheville, Ramsey Library, Asheville, NC 28804 United States

University of South Carolina, University Libraries, Columbia, SC 29208 United States

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481 United States

Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI 53706 United States

Woodstock Public Library, City of Woodstock Public Library, Woodstock, IL 60098 United States

Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 United States

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Main Library, Charlotte, NC 28202 United States

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library, Columbus, OH 43215 United States

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Fort Bragg, John L. Throckmorton Library, Ft Bragg, NC 28310 United States

Greene County Public Library, Xenia, OH 45385 United States

Jackson District Library, Jackson, MI 49201 United States

Marshall University, John Deaver Drinko Library, Huntington, WV 25755 United States

Michigan Technological University, J.R. Van Pelt & Opie Library, Houghton, MI 49931 United States

Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH 43211 United States

Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, OH 43210 United States

Ohio University, Alden Library, Athens, OH 45701 United States

Sistema de Bibliotecas, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, San Juan, PR 00931 United States

Tazewell County Public Library, Tazewell, VA 24651 United States

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Cofrin Library, Green Bay, WI 54311 United States

Wright State University Libraries, Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, Dayton, OH 45435 United States

Cleveland Public Library, Main Library, Cleveland, OH 44114 United States

Cleveland State University Library, Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland, OH 44115 United States

Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library, New Bern, NC 28560 United States

Cuyahoga Community College, Technology Learning Center Library, Parma, OH 44130 United States

Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library, Durham, NC 27708 United States

HathiTrust Digital Library, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Kent State University, Kent, OH 44240 United States

Library of Michigan, Lansing, MI 48915 United States

Lynchburg Public Library, Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States

Oakland University, Kresge Library, Rochester, MI 48309 United States

Roanoke City Public Library, Main Library, Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Serving Every Ohioan Library Center, Caldwell, OH 43724 United States

Stark County District Library, Canton, OH 44702 United States

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Main Library, Toledo, OH 43604 United States

University of Akron, Bierce Library, Akron, OH 44325 United States

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

University of Michigan- Dearborn, Mardigian Library, Dearborn, MI 48128 United States

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States

Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library, Cleveland, OH 44106 United States

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States

Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States

College of William & Mary, Earl Gregg Swem Library, Williamsburg, VA 23187 United States

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States

Hampton Public Library, Hampton, VA 23669 United States

Handley Regional Library, Stephens City, VA 22655 United States

Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA 23219 United States

The Mariners' Museum Library, Newport News, VA 23606 United States

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 United States

University of Virginia Libraries, Charlottesville, VA United States

Virginia Beach Public Library System, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 United States

West Virginia University Libraries, Morgantown, WV 26506 United States

Alexandria Library, Alexandria, VA 22304 United States

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central (downtown Buffalo), Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064 United States

Gettysburg College, Musselman Library, Gettysburg, PA 17325 United States

Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan and Milton S. Eisenhower Libraries, Baltimore, MD 21218 United States

Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540 United States

Maryland State Law Library, Annapolis, MD 21401 United States

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6 Canada

NABB Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture, Salisbury, MD 21801 United States

Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States

Pennsylvania State University Libraries, University Park, PA 16802 United States

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington, DC 20560 United States

Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA 20176 United States

Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, Baltimore, MD 21250 United States

Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY 14853 United States

Kutztown University, Rohrbach Library, Kutztown, PA 19530 United States

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Re: Passenger and immigration lists index

Post by Frankie » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:25 pm

Hi bimjim

Does this collection include immigrants to Barbados and other Caribbean islands? Do records go back to the 1600's?

thx Frankie

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Re: Passenger and immigration lists index

Post by bimjim » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:58 pm

As the title suggests, it does go back to the 1600's ("Seventeenth Century").

And it has become all of the passenger lists that they can find between the Old World and the New World - South America and the Caribbean included, as well as between the Caribbean and the Americas.

This is NOT a USA-only resource, is NOT limited to Ellis Island.

I am not getting any help from the publishers as to where they can be found so, if you find a set in a library that is not listed above, please send me a note so I can add it to the list above for others to find and use.



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Re: Passenger and immigration lists index

Post by Frankie » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:18 pm

Will do. Thanks.

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Re: Passenger and immigration lists index

Post by William » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:13 pm

Thank you. I had read about the lists you describe but I am afraid that there is no library near me that I could search. To look at all the volumes would take rather a long time and I don't have anyone to do it for me. I'm not too keen on paying for a 'researcher' that I do not know. I just wondered whether there was any other way to get the info about Dona Isabel Henriques. This may not even be the spelling used at the time so the task is an even more complex one.

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Re: Passenger and immigration lists index

Post by Twiglet » Tue May 02, 2017 6:47 pm

In my researches, I have found the the Barbados archives a really useful resource, especially as many entries have been collated and made available in CD Rom form. Has anyone done the same for the passenger lists for 17th C ships? The volumes described above look very inviting, but there is no way I can afford to stay in London long enough to find my ancestors! Is there any hope of a digital version becoming available? How would you go about getting someone to do a professional search?

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Re: Passenger and immigration lists index

Post by bimjim » Tue May 02, 2017 7:30 pm

The books described above are large and many, but they are each in alphabetical order from front cover to back cover - so no indexes. If you prefer to look at it this way, each entire book is one Index Nominum.

So, if you can get to one of the libraries listed, your searching time would be as little as opening each book and finding nothing under the name/s, or as long as you like to check a long list of names. There are 40+ books, so if you stayed by the shelf and did a quick look through each one for a single name - and found nothing - you might be looking at less than an hour total.

Remember, these are just lists of passengers. Period. There is no documentation, no wills, no family descriptions, no history, just that "BLOGGS, Joe, Male, aged 37 travelled in ShipA from PointB to PointC on Date", with his travelling companions listed.

Most libraries have photocopiers, so the biggest delay if you found something might be getting a payment card to use the copier. If you travelled there with someone else you could split the work and save a chunk of time, no matter what you needed to do.

The Ship references are in the covers, so each book you look at has all the info you need right there.

If you can get to a library with the set it may be worth your while. But I would not wring my hands if you cannot get to one... as I said, they are just passenger lists.

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Re: Passenger and immigration lists index

Post by Twiglet » Wed May 03, 2017 8:35 am

Thanks for your reply. The way you describe it is a lot simpler than I envisaged from other descriptions. I'll talk to the British Library, and see if we can fix a date!

You say its only a list of pax and ships- but I am up against "the wall"- who went where, when and where from. This might just be a stepping stone along the way.

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Re: Passenger and immigration lists index

Post by bimjim » Wed May 03, 2017 1:30 pm

I'd suggest you prepare a list of your relevant names in alphabetical order, with their dates and locations, and immediate family members - especially those who might have travelled with them.

Purchase a packet of several coloured stick-it squares - sticky notes - of paper from a stationary and take them with you, small ones just work as well as the larger ones (the leftovers you could use at home).

In the Library, start with the first year - 1980 is 3 volumes - and quickly match your names to the lists, marking the page locations with the sticky notes and move through all of the volumes to the last one. Stack the marked ones aside as you check them.

* If you put a second sticky note under the name of interest on each marked page, you don't have to look for the name again.

Now - if you found any names - you can arrange for copying and payment. At my Library we purchase a swipe card with credit on it for the copy machine, but the Library you go to may do things differently. Take the marked books to the copier (if there are many you could find a book trolley from somewhere) and just copy the pages (or sections of pages - the pages are quite large), removing the sticky notes as you go.

For speed, perhaps copy the inside covers (front and back) first, then the pages with the names, then you have all of the ship references and the names in order for when you get home and start sorting and studying them. If you have a portable stapler you could staple each book's copies together so they never get mixed up.

Return the stack of books to the shelf/shelves in order.

That's the way I would do it, anyway. Good luck with your search.

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Re: Passenger and immigration lists index

Post by Twiglet » Thu May 04, 2017 4:10 pm

Many thanks for your kind advice. I shan't be doing this for some time as I live a long way from London and only visit once every couple of years, but I will be all kitted up and ready when I do go!

Thanks again


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Re: Passenger and immigration lists index

Post by pleslie » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:26 pm

Well Jim, this is amazing information. Thank you for it and thank you for your quick reply. I too live a couple of hours from Toronto and had no idea that there was such information there. I would consider going there but I need to think about it. I will look out for your message about when you plan to make the trip, unless I get there first.

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