Immigration, Passenger Lists, Ships & Crews
AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
The Australian National Maritime Museum is Australia’s national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. From our base, the museum presents a changing program of stimulating exhibitions and events to share Australia’s maritime history and connect the stories, objects, people and places that are part of our country’s narrative.
AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM - VAUGHAN EVANS LIBRARY
The library is the research library of the Australian National Maritime Museum, located just a short walk from the main Museum building. The collection reflects the activities and collecting interests of the museum. It includes: Publications relating to the museum's permanent exhibition themes, standard reference sources for research on ships and shipping, and has a good collection of journals on shipbuilding, yachting and surfing.
AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM - WELCOME WALL
A project that pays tribute to the millions of migrants who crossed the world to settle in early Australia. The site has a searchable database of people who are listed on the welcome wall.
AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN NAVY
Search the site to find lists of all the world's and Australian navy ships from the nineteenth century to the present day, with photos, histories and paintings on many of the ships.
AUSTRALIA - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS
Ships and shipwrecks in Australian waters in this Encyclopedia are listed in alphabetical order within location. The aim is to provide a brief description of the vessel followed by a reference to further published works.
AUSTRALIA - HYDE PARK BARRACKS
The World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks is one of the most significant convict sites in the world. Convicts 1819-1847; Sydney's female Immigration Depot 1848-1887; courts and government offices 1887-1979 and Hyde Park Barracks Musuem 1979 to present time. The website is informative with information on visiting the Museum, what's on, education and histories of the Hyde Park Barracks from 1819 to today.
AUSTRALIA - IRISH FAMINE MEMORIAL SYDNEY
The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine (1845 - 1852) is located at the Hyde Park Barracks, on Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia. This website introduces you to the monument itself, to this particular emigration scheme which operated between 1848 - 1850, to the women themselves and the ships on which they travelled.
AUSTRALIA - MARINERS AND SHIPS IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS
Browse the mariners and ships in Australian waters by year, month, vessel, mariners or passengers.
AUSTRALIA - NSW MIGRATION HERITAGE CENTRE
The website is a gateway to learn about the State’s migration heritage through community collections, family belongings, people’s memories and special places no matter where they are located in New South Wales. The Centre identifies, records, preserves and interprets the heritage of migration and settlement in the State of New South Wales, Australia from 1788 to the present day.
AUSTRALIA - NSW STATE RECORDS - IMMIGRATION INDEXES ONLINE
Search here for passengers arriving in Sydney, Newcastle, Moreton Bay and Port Phillip.
AUSTRALIA - OZSHIPS
This site provides details of shipping movements for Australia and New Zealand from 1788 to 1968. The lists are far from complete, but provide details that have not been readily available in other places, such as background information about the trip, where available.
AUSTRALIA - PASSENGERS ARRIVAL INDEX 1898 - 1966
Search The National Archives indexes for passengers arriving into Australia by Ship or Aircraft between the years 1898 and 1966.
AUSTRALIA - QUEENSLAND STATE ARCHIVES - ASSISTED IMMIGRATION 1848-1912
The registers contain passenger lists of immigrant ships arriving in Queensland, they provide direct access to digital copies from the Registers of Immigrant Ships’ Arrivals, 1848 - 1912.
AUSTRALIA - REGISTER OF AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND VESSELS
The register of Australian and New Zealand vessels is a private project. Lists and card records were drawn up in those earlier years including a card-based Register of Historic Vessels administered by the Sydney Maritime Museum. This electronic register commenced in 2000. There are currently more than 47,000 vessels recorded.
AUSTRALIA - SOUTH AUSTRALIA - BOUND FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1836-1851
Bound for South Australia has passenger lists for 3,000 Overseas and local Ships that arrived in port, plus information on 60,000 individual passengers, reports on many of the voyages, plus more than 30 ship journals and diaries between 1836-1851. The site also has 200 images of South Australian pioneers from 1836-1840.
AUSTRALIA - SOUTH AUSTRALIA - PASSENGERS IN HISTORY
The passengers data base was produced by volunteers at the South Australian Maritime Museum, especially Rob Lincoln, over 20 years. It includes entries for 250,000 passengers and 20,000 voyages to South Australia between 1836 and 1961.
AUSTRALIA - SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SHIPPING ARRIVALS 1836 - 1843
Sources for South Australian Shipping Records 1836 to 1842 lists of all the sources of records for each of the 1,500 voyages into South Australia. It names of all the emigration applicants. Information listed gives the vessel name and voyage details, the sources, and a listing of passengers.
AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA - IMMIGRATION MUSEUM OF VICTORIA
The museum re-creates the real life stories of coming to Australia with a rich mix of moving images, personal and community voices, memories and memorabilia.
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SHIPWRECKS DATABASE
This database includes all known shipwrecks in Australian waters. New features include many extra fields of information, the capacity to attach images to shipwrecks, the ability to link shipwrecks to relics recovered from shipwreck sites, site environment information for divers and site managers and a history field with the ability to attach documents that include names of passengers and crew.
CANADA - HOME CHILDREN
This is a major immigrant group, especially to Ontario, because between 1869 to the early 1930s, 100,000 British, Scottish and Irish children came to Canada to work as farm labourers, or in the case of girls, as domestics and they were called Home Children.
CANADA - IMMIGRANTS TO CANADA
The site has a collection of record extracts documenting immigrants to Canada in the nineteenth century. This includes voyage accounts, lists of ships sailing to Canada, 1800s emigrant handbooks that document life for the Canadian immigrant and government immigration reports.
CANADA - PASSENGER LIST INDEXING PROJECT
This project was carried out by the Nanaimo Family History Society of British Columbia and they have recorded 757, 749 passengers from 31 July 1903 to 13 October 1910 going to Montreal and Quebec City. Many people who eventually ended up in the United States came from the old country on these ships.
CANADA - PASSENGER LISTS - PORT OF QUEBEC CITY AND OTHER PORTS 1865-1922
Passenger Lists of immigrants arriving at an official port of entry on a particular ship on a given date for the Port of Quebec City and Other Canadian Ports, 1865-1922. Each manifest gives: the name of the ship, its port(s) and date(s) of departure, its port(s) and date(s) of arrival in Canada and the name, age, sex, profession or occupation, nationality and destination of each passenger aboard.
ENGLAND - BATTLESHIPS CRUISERS
One of the internet's largest naval history sites. Search the site to find lists of all the world's navy ships from the nineteenth century to the present day, with photos, histories and paintings on many of the ships.
ENGLAND - CREW LIST INDEX PROJECT
CLIP was set up to improve access to the records of British merchant seafarers of the late 19th century and has gathered the largest database of entries from crew lists of merchant seafarers on British registered ships for the years 1861 to 1913. The site provides guidance and finding aids to help you carry out your own research.
ENGLAND - CREW LIST OF THE BRITISH MERCHANT NAVY - 1915
Approximately 39,000 crew lists featuring over 750,000 names are available and searchable online.
ENGLAND - ENGLAND'S IMMIGRANTS DATABASE
England’s Immigrants 1330 - 1550, a fully-searchable database containing over 64,000 names of people known to have migrated to England during the period of the Hundred Years’ War and the Black Death, the Wars of the Roses and the Reformation.
ENGLAND - IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS PROJECT
Immigrant Ancestors is a project sponsored by Brigham Young University's Center for Family History and Genealogy. To create the database, student interns gather emigrant records from repositories throughout Europe, then bring them back to the project team at Brigham Young University (BYU). The contents are then extracted and verified by BYU student researchers before being added to the database.
ENGLAND - IMMIGRANTS 1330-1550
The England’s Immigrants 1330-1550, has a fully-searchable database containing over 64,000 names of people known to have migrated to England during the period of the Hundred Years’ War and the Black Death, the Wars of the Roses and the Reformation.
ENGLAND - LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPS
These digitised Registers can be searched by any of the fields such as ship name, master, ship owner or place of build. Sailing vessel volumes for 1893-4 and 1896-9 have been scanned in, the steamer volumes and separate appendix for these years are not yet available online. The Register Book for 1764-66 is now available to view in PDF format. The Registers for 1930 - 1945 fields can be searched by ship name(s), year of build and gross tonnage.
ENGLAND - MARITIME MEMORIALS
Search directly for a memorial, or browse through the various categories on the Maritime Memorial database containing records of over 5,000 church, cemetery and public memorials to seafarers and victims of maritime disasters, including many important works by prominent sculptors and designers.
ENGLAND - MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM
Every aspect of Liverpool's maritime history from the early 18th-century is covered in the Maritime Archives and Library. Whilst the emphasis is on Liverpool, the coverage is national and international.
ENGLAND - PORT CITIES OF UK
Voyages, ports, history, people, origins and much more! Discover the maritime histories of UK citiy ports. Select a port from the list and explore the diverse history and culture of Port Cities UK. Ports included are Bristol, Hartlepool, Liverpool, London and Southampton.
ENGLAND - ROYAL NAVY AND NAVAL HISTORY
Resource for naval history of the First and Second World Wars, campaign summaries and more.
ENGLAND - TYNE BUILT SHIPS
The web site specialises in the history of Tyne shipyards. The site has the alphabetical listings of ship builders, ships, river views, photograph collections and more...
FINLAND - FINNISH EMIGRANT REGISTER
The emigrant register was created in 1989 to serve both Finnish genealogists and the descendants of Finnish emigrants abroad searching for their roots. Pay site.
FINLAND - MIGRATION INSTITUTE OF FINLAND
The Migration Institute has a huge amount of information in the collections that will help in a search of emigrated relatives. Genealogists have the full use of the archive materials, such as letters, photos, microfilms and other documents. The library holds, Finnish expatriate societies' and organizations' year books, local histories, Finnish expatriate newspapers and magazines, family history publications and other related literature.
GERMANY- BREMEN PASSENGER LIST
The majority of the outbound passenger lists from the major German port of Bremen were either destroyed due to lack of archival space, or lost during WWII. 2,851 passenger lists for the years 1920 - 1939 were discovered to still exist (600,000+ passengers), and are transcribed here. The site is in German and you will need to click on the ENGLISH flag on the right side of page.
GERMANY- EMIGRATION FROM SOUTHWEST GERMANY
The Landesarchiv Baden-Wurttemberg has a large searchable database of emigrant Germans from Baden, Hohenzollern and Wurttemberg.
IRELAND - IRISH FAMINE ARCHIVE
The purpose of the Digital Irish Famine Archive is to make accessible eyewitness accounts of the Irish famine migration to Canada in 1847 - 1848 that would otherwise be unknown. It also pays tribute to those who cared for Irish famine emigrants.
IRELAND - IRISH MARINERS
The website has details of over 23,000 Irish born and 1,000 Canadian born merchant seamen and their voyages contained in the CR10 series of central index cards held in the Southampton Civic Archives.
NEW ZEALAND - IMMIGRANT SHIPS TO NEW ZEALAND 1835 - 1910
The ships in this index were mostly used to transport the half million immigrants to New Zealand from the United Kingdom, Ireland and the world during the period 1835 to 1910.
NEW ZEALAND - NEW ZEALAND BOUND
Dedicated to identifying genealogical resources to assist in locating which New Zealand bound ship an immigrant ancestor was aboard.
NEW ZEALAND - NEW ZEALAND MARITIME INDEX
Search for vessels, organisations, subjects, and people, mentioned in a number of publications currently being indexed by the Museum.
NEW ZEALAND - NEW ZEALAND MARITIME MUSEUM
The New Zealand Maritime Museum is NZ’s national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. The museum presents a changing program of stimulating exhibitions and events to share NZ’s maritime history and connect the stories, objects, people and places that are part of NZ's narrative.
NEW ZEALAND - NEW ZEALAND MARITIME MUSEUM LIBRARY
The Bill Laxon Library manages a number of databases which contain a diverse range of maritime history and information. All of these databases are available to view online.
NEW ZEALAND - NEW ZEALAND SHIP AND MARINE SOCIETY
The website contains a selection of short articles, a list of maritime books, short histories of shipping companies, the ships and some personalities which trade or have traded to New Zealand, New Zealand Maritime News and Watts Shipping Register.
NEW ZEALAND - PRE 1839 FOREIGNERS IN NEW ZEALAND
This site is dedicated to identifying those foreigners who arrived in New Zealand or were born in New Zealand before the Treaty of Waitangi was signed.
NEW ZEALAND - THE NEW ZEALAND MARITIME RECORDS
This site is maintained by the NZ National Maritime Museum offers access to The Maritime Histories - Ship Index which includes 1,500+ images and details of migrant liners in the Antipodean service, historic and preserved New Zealand ships of historic interest, alpine lake steamers, wrecks and hulks of Lyttelton Harbour, New Zealand maritime disasters and distinguished ocean liners.
NORWAY - NORWAY HERITAGE
Passenger lists, ships, Norway heritage forum, image galley, emigrant ships arrivals and departures from Norway Heritage.
SCOTLAND - CLYDE BUILT SHIPS
Database of ships built by Clyde ship builders and other related information on vessels and history of vessels between 1812 - 2007.
SCOTLAND - EMIGRATION RECORDS
Between 1852 and 1857, the Highlands and Islands Emigration Society assisted almost 5,000 individuals to leave western Scotland for Australia. Search the Emigration Records index for your Scottish ancestor.
SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH BUILT SHIPS
The web site specialises in the history of shipyards of Scotland. Search the site for Vessel name, year built, listings of ship builders and more...
SCOTLAND - THE SCOTTISH EMIGRATION DATABASE
Search The Scottish Emigration Database containing records of over 21,000 passengers who embarked at Glasgow and Greenock for non-European ports between 1 January to 30 April 1923, and at other Scottish ports between 1890 and 1960.
UNITED STATES - CASTLE GARDEN NEW YORK PASSENGER LISTS
CastleGarden.org is an educational project of The Battery Conservancy. This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. More than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.
UNITED STATES - ELLIS ISLAND
Use the free search to find your immigrant ancestors arriving through the Port of New York at Ellis Island.
UNITED STATES - THE FAMINE IMMIGRANTS
Between 1846 and 1851, 2,227 ships completed 2,743 voyages and transported 652,931 Irish immigrants to the Port of New York. Searchable database of records on passsengers by surname, list of ships from Galway to New York 1846-1851 and a list of ships from Ireland to New Castle DI 1830-1841.
UNITED STATES - MORMON MIGRATION
About 90,000 Latter-day Saint converts crossed the oceans during the 19th century, heeding a call to come to Zion. The Mormon Migration website offers inspiring accounts of their journeys. The autobiographies, journals, diaries, reminiscences, images, and letters link to hundreds of known LDS immigrant voyages and provide a composite history of Mormon immigration to America.
UNITED STATES - ONE STEP WEBPAGES SEARCH FOR ELLIS ISLAND
The site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications.
WALES - WELSH MARINERS
An on-line index of 23,500 Welsh merchant masters, mates and engineers active from 1800 to 1945, compiled by Dr. Reg Davies.
WORLD - MARITIME TIMETABLE IMAGES
The site has a large collection of maritime timetables, shipping companies with images of timetables and sailing lists, also among the images are some of the covers or contents of other printed memorabilia such as brochures or booklets describing the companies or the liners, see ship lists for specific ships and the archives section which lists additional brochures in the collection.
WORLD - IMMIGRANT SHIPS TRANSCRIBERS GUILD
This site has listing of passengers and other information on ships sailing to USA, Canada, Australia. Includes sites to research emigration, immigration and naturalisation, 100+ passenger list sites, ethnic research, libraries and archives, passenger ship types, descriptions and images, and additional worldwide maritime information available both on-line and off-line.
WORLD - P & O SHIPING LINE
Take a voyage with us as we travel back through time to reveal the fascinating story of P&O. From the Victorian age of steam, innovation and empire, through two World Wars, to a brave Elizabethan era of modernity and change, P&O has played a vital part in maritime history.
WORLD - THE SHIPS LIST
This site will help you find your ancestors on ships' passenger lists. The webpage also has immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwrecks, pictures & descriptions of ships, fleet lists and more; as well as hundreds of passenger lists to Canada, USA Australia and some for South Africa.