Shipping and migration

SS Asturias

This amazing site has been created to provide a central place to gather information about the SS Asturias II. This ship made 23 trips to Australia between 1946 and 1952, carrying more than 25,000 migrants. These included migrants from Poland,…

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…

Bremen Passenger Lists 1920-1939

This is a joint project by the Bremen Chamber of Commerce and the Bremen Staatsarchiv. All passenger lists, 1875-1908, were destroyed due to lack of space in the Bremen Archives. All the other lists were lost in World War II,…

Online German Emigration Records – Lists and Indexes

This site, by Joe Beine, lists online resources and links for:• Baden-Wurttemberg• Bavaria• Brandenburg• Hesse (Hessen)• Mecklenburg• Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)• Nordrhein-Westfalen• Rheinland-Pfalz, Palatinate• Schleswig-Holstein• Thuringen (Thuringia) • General and miscellaneous

Ancestry.com – Hamburg Passenger Lists 1850-1934

This database covers 1850-1934 (gap 1915-1919). Digitised images of the passenger lists are available. Currently 1877-1914 have been electronically indexed though there is access to handwritten indexes 1855-1934. Both sets of records are in German.Ancestry also has some free indexes…

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.