Passenger Ship Arrivals
Your family history within a country begins when your first ancestor arrived. Passenger lists can
help bridge your research between the family homeland and the country they immigrated to.
"Beware of third- and fourth-hand materials," advises John Philip Colletta in his recent article for Ancestry Magazine. "Always access the source cited to confirm accuracy."
Some arrivals are linked to passenger lists published elsewhere on the Internet. These lists were compiled by various
researchers, not by this site. If you have questions about the information contained in a list,
send it to the individual that prepared the list. Or, contact the webmaster of the site hosting the list.
Browse through our online collection of arrivals of ships. Where
available, each ship is listed with its known years of service.
Search by Vessel
Search the entire directory for arrivals pertaining to the ship your ancestors arrived on. If you are not sure what the
name is, try to search by U.S. port and year.
Hint: Use key words to find all the variations of the ship name for which you are looking.
(Example: America instead of Cunard Lines SS America)
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