Shipping and migration

Index to vessels arriving in Sydney 1837-1925

This index, by Mary-Anne Warner, lists the name and type of vessel plus date of arrival in Sydney. This index is useful for checking or confirming the date of arrival once you know the name of the ship.

Maritime History Archive

This Archive in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada holds 70% of the records of the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen known as Agreements and Account of Crew of British Empire vessels. They hold records for 1863-1938 plus the majority of…

CastleGarden.org – America’s First Immigration Center

Castlegarden.org is a free database developed and funded by The Battery Conservancy. It contains and makes available eleven million records of immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York from 1820-1892. It was succeeded by Ellis Island in 1892.

Ellis Island American Family Immigration History Center

This database lists 25+ million arrivals to the USA (1892-1924). A search returns name, nationality, residence, arrival and departure details, age and marital status. Access to digital copies of the original passenger lists requires registration (free). Fees apply to purchase…

Boston Passenger Lists Online 1848-1891

This passenger manifest database, by the Massachusetts Archives, is searchable by name or ship, and returns names, title, ship and date. Passenger manifest information available includes country of origin, age, occupation and other details.