United States, Famine Irish Passenger Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection contains records of passengers who arrived at the port of New York during the Irish Famine from the years 1846-1851. The majority of the records are for passengers from Ireland, but the collection contains records for passengers from several other countries, including Canada, Brazil, Saint Croix, Russia, Morocco, and more.
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This collection consists of an index to&nbsp;records for passengers who arrived at the port of New York during the Irish Famine 1846-1851. Created by the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research.  
 
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This collection was created by the Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
  
{{Collection citation| text = Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research. Records for Passengers Who Arrived at the Port of New York During the Irish Famine, created, 1977 - 1989, documenting the period 1/12/1846 - 12/31/1851. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC}}  
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{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Famine Irish Passenger Index, 1846-1851." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.}}
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:'''
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
  
*Name  
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*Name of immigrant
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*Date of immigration
 
*Age  
 
*Age  
*Sex
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*Gender
*City/town of last residence
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*Country of origin
*Destination city/country
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*Name of ship
*Port of arrival and port of embarkation
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*Port of departure
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*Port of entry
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*Literate
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know one or more of the following:
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To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
 
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*Name
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*Country of origin
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*Destination city/country
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=== Search the Collection  ===
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible ancestors. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine which individual is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Next, click on your ancestor's name. This will take you to a descriptive page with a link to the image.  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  
=== Using the Information  ===
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
*Use the name of your ancestor to locate church and land records.  
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.  
*The country/town of last residence can lead you to census records.  
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*The destination city/country can also lead you to census records.
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/fielded-search.jsp?dt=180&tf=F NARA Fielded Search]
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[http://www.ellisisland.org/default.asp?SID=2188&gclid=CM2Hn5GE1rUCFad_Qgod9QUAYg Ellis Island Foundation]  
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[United States]]
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[[United States Emigration and Immigration]]  
*[[Ireland]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==

Revision as of 18:47, 28 February 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection consists of an index to records for passengers who arrived at the port of New York during the Irish Famine 1846-1851. Created by the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"United States, Famine Irish Passenger Index, 1846-1851." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Name of immigrant
  • Date of immigration
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Country of origin
  • Name of ship
  • Port of departure
  • Port of entry
  • Literate

How to Use the Record

To search the collection by name fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

Related Websites

Ellis Island Foundation

Related Wiki Articles

United States Emigration and Immigration

Contributions to This Article

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