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During the early 1700s, some French and Spanish families immigrated to the southern coastal area, but most pre-statehood settlers of Alabama came from the older southern states, especially [[Image:{{MobiAlPort}}]][[North Carolina|North Carolina]] and [[Georgia|Georgia]]. Many of these were brought to the state. Most [[Indians of Alabama|American Indians]] cotton planters of English or Ulster Scots origin. Many slaves were were moved westward to [[Oklahoma|Oklahoma]] by 1839, but a few hundred [[Creek Indians|Creek Indians]] still live in southern Alabama.<br><br>  
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== Online Resources ==
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*{{RecordSearch|1921756|United States, Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874}} Images.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6507 Atlantic Ports, Gulf Coasts, and Great Lakes Passenger Lists, Roll 4:1820-1870] Abstracts ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7313 Atlantic Ports, Gulf Coasts, and Great Lakes Passenger Lists, Roll 7:1820-1835] Abstracts ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7890 Atlantic Ports, Gulf Coasts, and Great Lakes Passenger Lists, Roll 8:1845-1849] Abstracts ($)
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*[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE65127&vid=FHD&vid=FHD Passports and ship passengers 1849-1862&nbsp;: Mobile, Alabama]. Index.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9119 Alabama, Passenger Lists, 1904-1962]
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== History ==
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During the early 1700s, some French and Spanish families immigrated to the southern coastal area, but most pre-statehood settlers of Alabama came from the older southern states, especially [[Image:{{MobiAlPort}}]][[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]] and [[Georgia Genealogy (state)|Georgia]]. Many of these were brought to the state. Most [[Indians of Alabama|American Indians]] cotton planters of English or Ulster Scots origin. Many slaves were were moved westward to [[Oklahoma Genealogy|Oklahoma]] by 1839, but a few hundred [[Creek Indians|Creek Indians]] still live in southern Alabama.<br><br>
  
 
=== Southern Ports  ===
 
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*Potter, Dorothy Williams. ''Passports of Southeastern Pioneers, 1770–1823: Indian, Spanish, and Other Land Passports for Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, North and South Carolina.'' Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1982. {{FHL|265121|item|disp=FHL book 975 W4p.}} During the period from 1798 to 1819 Alabama was part of the Mississippi Territory. These records list people going from the Mississippi Territory elsewhere, or coming into the Mississippi Territory from other states. The records also mention people who obtained passports from the Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Cherokee Indian agencies to pass through their land. The book is well indexed.
 
*Potter, Dorothy Williams. ''Passports of Southeastern Pioneers, 1770–1823: Indian, Spanish, and Other Land Passports for Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, North and South Carolina.'' Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1982. {{FHL|265121|item|disp=FHL book 975 W4p.}} During the period from 1798 to 1819 Alabama was part of the Mississippi Territory. These records list people going from the Mississippi Territory elsewhere, or coming into the Mississippi Territory from other states. The records also mention people who obtained passports from the Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Cherokee Indian agencies to pass through their land. The book is well indexed.
  
What was it like to move from [[Virginia]] to Alabama in the early 1800s? Owen's journal of his trip is available online at [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou02assogoog#page/n100/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.<ref>"John Owen's Journal of His Removal from Virginia to Alabama in 1818," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1897):89-97. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou02assogoog#page/n100/mode/2up Internet Archive].</ref>  
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What was it like to move from [[Virginia Genealogy|Virginia]] to Alabama in the early 1800s? Owen's journal of his trip is available online at [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou02assogoog#page/n100/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.<ref>"John Owen's Journal of His Removal from Virginia to Alabama in 1818," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1897):89-97. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou02assogoog#page/n100/mode/2up Internet Archive].</ref>  
  
 
How did your migrant ancestor find the correct destination in Alabama? Quite possibly they had a copy of Brown's book:  
 
How did your migrant ancestor find the correct destination in Alabama? Quite possibly they had a copy of Brown's book:  
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'''Family History Library'''  
 
'''Family History Library'''  
  
Alabama immigration records are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
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Alabama immigration records are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:  
  
 
:ALABAMA — EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION  
 
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"[[United States Emigration and Immigration|The United States Emigration and Immigration]]" Wiki article lists several important sources for finding information about immigrants. These nationwide sources include many references to people who settled in Alabama. [[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]] introduces principles, search strategies, and additional record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor’s original hometown.  
 
"[[United States Emigration and Immigration|The United States Emigration and Immigration]]" Wiki article lists several important sources for finding information about immigrants. These nationwide sources include many references to people who settled in Alabama. [[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]] introduces principles, search strategies, and additional record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor’s original hometown.  
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== Online Genealogy Records  ==
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Online Resources

History

During the early 1700s, some French and Spanish families immigrated to the southern coastal area, but most pre-statehood settlers of Alabama came from the older southern states, especially
The port Mobile Alabama, a possible immigrant place of arrival.
North Carolina and Georgia. Many of these were brought to the state. Most American Indians cotton planters of English or Ulster Scots origin. Many slaves were were moved westward to Oklahoma by 1839, but a few hundred Creek Indians still live in southern Alabama.

Southern Ports

Mobile has been a port of entry for overseas immigrants since early colonial times. Relatively few overseas immigrants who came in the 1800s stayed in Alabama. The place to start your Alabama passenger list search is the online Immigration & Travel Collection at Ancestry ($). The Family History Library and the National Archives have the following indexes and records accessible onsite in their facilities:

Indexes to passengers arriving at Mobile are:

Mobile and other southern ports passenger lists:

Colonial Settlers

Migration

A source listing persons traveling through Indian lands is:

What was it like to move from Virginia to Alabama in the early 1800s? Owen's journal of his trip is available online at Internet Archive - free.[1]

How did your migrant ancestor find the correct destination in Alabama? Quite possibly they had a copy of Brown's book:

General Information

Family History Library

Alabama immigration records are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

ALABAMA — EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
ALABAMA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION

Informational Articles

Nearly 50 million people have immigrated to the United States. You can gain essential information from immigration records such as your ancestors’ arrival date, port of departure and arrival, names of other family or community members, and the country they came from.

"The United States Emigration and Immigration" Wiki article lists several important sources for finding information about immigrants. These nationwide sources include many references to people who settled in Alabama. Tracing Immigrant Origins introduces principles, search strategies, and additional record types you can use to identify an immigrant ancestor’s original hometown.

Online Genealogy Records

References

  1. "John Owen's Journal of His Removal from Virginia to Alabama in 1818," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1897):89-97. Digitized by Internet Archive.
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