Rhode Island Emigration and Immigration

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=== Records  ===
 
=== Records  ===
  
==== Rhode Island Ports ====
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==== Rhode Island Ports ====
  
 
*'''1723-1790''' ''Maritime Papers of Rhode Island'' {{FHL|353894|item|disp=FHL films 954931 (first of 12)}}
 
*'''1723-1790''' ''Maritime Papers of Rhode Island'' {{FHL|353894|item|disp=FHL films 954931 (first of 12)}}
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*'''1726-1786''' ''Admiralty Papers'' {{FHL|358097|item|disp=FHL films 954917–954922}}
 
*'''1726-1786''' ''Admiralty Papers'' {{FHL|358097|item|disp=FHL films 954917–954922}}
  
*'''1798-1872''' Rhode Island passenger lists : port of Providence, 1798-1808, 1820-1872; ports of Bristol and Warren, 1820-1871 {{FHL|573837|item|disp=FHL book 974.5 W3t}}
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*'''1798-1872''' Rhode Island passenger lists : port of Providence, 1798-1808, 1820-1872; ports of Bristol and Warren, 1820-1871 {{FHL|573837|item|disp=FHL book 974.5 W3t}}
  
*'''1820-1870''' Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island {{FHL|66154|item|disp=FHL film 830231}}  
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*'''1820-1870''' Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island {{FHL|66154|item|disp=FHL film 830231}}
  
*'''1820-1867''' Providence, Rhode Island {{FHL|66154|item|disp=FHL films 830245-46}}  
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*'''1820-1867''' Providence, Rhode Island {{FHL|66154|item|disp=FHL films 830245-46}}
  
*'''1820-1857''' Newport, Rhode Island {{FHL|66154|item|disp=FHL film 830236}}  
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*'''1820-1857''' Newport, Rhode Island {{FHL|66154|item|disp=FHL film 830236}}
  
*'''1829-1857''' List of American seamen of Providence District pursuant to the act for the relief and protection of American seamen : found at U.S. Customs House, Providence, R.I. {{FHL|606655|item|disp=FHL film 022383 item 2}}  
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*'''1829-1857''' List of American seamen of Providence District pursuant to the act for the relief and protection of American seamen : found at U.S. Customs House, Providence, R.I. {{FHL|606655|item|disp=FHL film 022383 item 2}}
  
*'''1912-1943''' ''Passenger Lists, Providence, Rhode Island, 1911-1943; book indexes, 1911-1934; card indexes, 1911-1926'' {{FHL|291681|item|disp=FHL films 1421060-68}}  
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*'''1912-1943''' ''Passenger Lists, Providence, Rhode Island, 1911-1943; book indexes, 1911-1934; card indexes, 1911-1926'' {{FHL|291681|item|disp=FHL films 1421060-68}}
  
*To see other indexes and information regarding Passenger Lists, access Family History Library Catalog under:  
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*To see other indexes and information regarding Passenger Lists, access Family History Library Catalog under:
  
 
:RHODE ISLAND - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
 
:RHODE ISLAND - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
  
:UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION  
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:UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
  
 
:UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION - INDEXES.
 
:UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION - INDEXES.
  
*The Rhode Island Historical Society has Marine Hospital Records, Custom House passenger lists and alien passenger reports, 1798-1870, Maritime papers, 1723 to 1790 and Admiralty papers, 1726 to 1777.  
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*The Rhode Island Historical Society has Marine Hospital Records, Custom House passenger lists and alien passenger reports, 1798-1870, Maritime papers, 1723 to 1790 and Admiralty papers, 1726 to 1777.
  
 
==== Port of Boston  ====
 
==== Port of Boston  ====
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*'''1848-1891''' The [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/ Massachusetts State Archives] has an online searchable index for the [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcsrch/PassengerManifestSearchContents.html Boston Passenger Manifest]
 
*'''1848-1891''' The [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/ Massachusetts State Archives] has an online searchable index for the [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcsrch/PassengerManifestSearchContents.html Boston Passenger Manifest]
  
*'''1891-1943''' ''Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Aug. 1, 1891-1943; Book indexes to Boston Passenger Lists, 1899-1940; Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Jan. 1, 1902-Dec. 31, 1920'' {{FHL|341169||disp=FHL films 1324975 (first film)}}
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*'''1891-1943''' ''Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Aug. 1, 1891-1943; Book indexes to Boston Passenger Lists, 1899-1940; Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Jan. 1, 1902-Dec. 31, 1920'' {{FHL|341169|item|disp=FHL films 1324975 (first film)}}
  
====Atlantic Ports====
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==== Atlantic Ports ====
  
 
*'''1820-1874''' FamilySearch Historical Records on line {{RecordSearch|1921756|United States, Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874}} See Wiki Page article [[United States, Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*'''1820-1874''' FamilySearch Historical Records on line {{RecordSearch|1921756|United States, Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874}} See Wiki Page article [[United States, Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*'''1820-74'''. ''A Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (excluding New York) {{FHL|67478|item|disp=FHL films 418161-348}}''
 
*'''1820-74'''. ''A Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (excluding New York) {{FHL|67478|item|disp=FHL films 418161-348}}''
  
==== General ====
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==== General ====
  
*Consult passenger lists of other New England ports and for ports in Canada. Records of Canadian border entries from 1895 to 1949 are on 400 films at the Family History Library {{FHL|452590|item|disp=films 1472801-1473201.}} This is also found on line at FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1803785|United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States 1895-1956}}  
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*Consult passenger lists of other New England ports and for ports in Canada. Records of Canadian border entries from 1895 to 1949 are on 400 films at the Family History Library {{FHL|452590|item|disp=films 1472801-1473201.}} This is also found on line at FamilySearch Historical Records {{RecordSearch|1803785|United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States 1895-1956}}
  
*Names of immigrants listed in published sources to about 1920 are indexed in P. William Filby, ''Passenger and Immigration Lists Index,'' 15 Volumes (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1981-) {{FHL|291926|item|disp=FHL book 973 W32p}} The first three volumes are a combined alphabetical index published in 1981. Supplemental volumes have been issued annually. There are also cumulative indexes.  
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*Names of immigrants listed in published sources to about 1920 are indexed in P. William Filby, ''Passenger and Immigration Lists Index,'' 15 Volumes (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1981-) {{FHL|291926|item|disp=FHL book 973 W32p}} The first three volumes are a combined alphabetical index published in 1981. Supplemental volumes have been issued annually. There are also cumulative indexes.
  
 
{{Rhode Island|Rhode Island}}  
 
{{Rhode Island|Rhode Island}}  
  
 
[[Category:Rhode_Island|Emigration]] [[Category:Huguenots]] [[Category:English]]
 
[[Category:Rhode_Island|Emigration]] [[Category:Huguenots]] [[Category:English]]

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United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png Rhode Island Gotoarrow-kelly.png Emigration and Immigration

Pre-statehood settlers of Rhode Island generally were English Protestants, but liberal policies attracted French Huguenots, Blacks, Jews, and other minorities. Heavy Irish immigration began about 1830 and continued through the rest of the nineteenth century. A great influx of French Canadians began after the Civil War and continued to the turn of the century. Rhode Islanders leaving the state often went to areas such as Vermont and Nova Scotia.

Beginning about 1880, overseas emigration shifted from northern Europe to southern and eastern Europe. The Italians were the largest ethnic group to arrive at this time. Other groups who arrived in Rhode Island between 1880 and 1915 include the Portuguese colonials, Poles, and Jews from Russia.

Sources of information about ethnic groups, such as French Canadians, Blacks, and Jews, are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under RHODE ISLAND - MINORITIES.

More detailed information on immigration sources United States Emigration and Immigration.

Contents

Records

Rhode Island Ports

  • 1798-1872 Rhode Island passenger lists : port of Providence, 1798-1808, 1820-1872; ports of Bristol and Warren, 1820-1871 FHL book 974.5 W3t
  • 1829-1857 List of American seamen of Providence District pursuant to the act for the relief and protection of American seamen : found at U.S. Customs House, Providence, R.I. FHL film 022383 item 2
  • 1912-1943 Passenger Lists, Providence, Rhode Island, 1911-1943; book indexes, 1911-1934; card indexes, 1911-1926 FHL films 1421060-68
  • To see other indexes and information regarding Passenger Lists, access Family History Library Catalog under:
RHODE ISLAND - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION - INDEXES.
  • The Rhode Island Historical Society has Marine Hospital Records, Custom House passenger lists and alien passenger reports, 1798-1870, Maritime papers, 1723 to 1790 and Admiralty papers, 1726 to 1777.

Port of Boston

The major port of entry to New England is Boston, Massachusetts. The Family History Library and the National Archives have passenger lists for Boston for 1820 to March 1874 and 1883 to 1935 (listed in the Family History Library Catalog under MASSACHUSETTS, SUFFOLK, BOSTON - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION). The following indexes are also available:

  • 1891-1943 Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Aug. 1, 1891-1943; Book indexes to Boston Passenger Lists, 1899-1940; Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Jan. 1, 1902-Dec. 31, 1920 FHL films 1324975 (first film)

Atlantic Ports

  • 1820-74. A Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (excluding New York) FHL films 418161-348

General

  • Names of immigrants listed in published sources to about 1920 are indexed in P. William Filby, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 15 Volumes (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1981-) FHL book 973 W32p The first three volumes are a combined alphabetical index published in 1981. Supplemental volumes have been issued annually. There are also cumulative indexes.