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|title= Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945
 
|title= Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945
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| start_year = 1820
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| end_year = 1945
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| micro_pub_nr = M259
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| micro_pub_title = [https://www.archives.gov/files/research/microfilm/m259.pdf Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, 1820-1902] 
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| RW_URL_01 =[https://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/passenger-arrival.html NARA Immigration records]
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.archives.gov/research/naturalization/420-major-immigration-laws.pdf NARA Immigration and Naturalization Laws]
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| RW_URL_03 =[http://youngsanders.org/shipvol1.pdf Ship Registers and Enrollments,1804-1820] 
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| RW_URL_04 =[http://youngsanders.org/shipvol2.pdf Ship Registers and Enrollments,1821-1830] 
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| RW_URL_05 =[http://youngsanders.org/shipvol3.pdf Ship Registers and Enrollments,1831-1840] 
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| RW_URL_06 =[http://youngsanders.org/shipvol4.pdf Ship Registers and Enrollments,1841-1850]
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| RW_URL_07 =[http://youngsanders.org/shipvol5.pdf Ship Registers and Enrollments,1851-1860]
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection consists of lists of arrivals in New Orleans, Louisiana for the years 1820 to 1945. It corresponds to two NARA publications:
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/036.html Record Group 36 Records of the United States Customs Service]
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*M259: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902 Covering January 1, 1820 to January 31, 1903
  
This Collection will include records from 1820 to 1945.<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/085.html Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service]
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*T905: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1903-1945 Covering January 8, 1903-December 31, 1945
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==== General Information About These Records ====
  
 
The passenger lists are digital copies of the original records. The earliest records are handwritten pages. Later records are usually handwritten on pre-printed pages. The records are arranged by the date of entry into port.  
 
The passenger lists are digital copies of the original records. The earliest records are handwritten pages. Later records are usually handwritten on pre-printed pages. The records are arranged by the date of entry into port.  
 
This collection consists of lists of arrivals in New Orleans, Louisiana. It corresponds to two NARA publications:
 
 
*M259: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902
 
*T905: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1903-1945
 
  
 
Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival.&nbsp;  
 
Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival.&nbsp;  
 
For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916009/waypoints Browse].
 
  
 
Arrival lists was used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.  
 
Arrival lists was used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.  
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The information was supplied by the immigrant or a traveling companion (usually a family member). Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the clerk guessed at the spelling of foreign names.  
 
The information was supplied by the immigrant or a traveling companion (usually a family member). Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the clerk guessed at the spelling of foreign names.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
{{Collection citation| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists. National Archives, Washington D.C.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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== Record Content  ==
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
  
 
Passenger lists prior to 1906 generally include the following information:  
 
Passenger lists prior to 1906 generally include the following information:  
 
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*Name  
 
*Name  
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*Name of ship
 
*Name of ship
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know
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*The full name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date of immigration
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If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1916009?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the full name of your ancestor and the approximate date of immigration. If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1916009/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒Select "Date Range" <br>⇒Select "Roll Number-Date Range" which takes you to the images Search the collection by image compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.  
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
  
To search the collection by name, fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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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.  
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.  
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
An index is not available for the entire collection so if you do not find your ancestor you will need to search the collection using the browse function. Follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "Date Range" category<br>⇒ Select the "Roll Number - Date Range" category which takes you to the images.  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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==What Do I Do Next?==
  
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].  
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example, you can use passenger lists to:  
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You can use passenger lists to:  
  
 
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin  
 
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin  
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*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names  
 
*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names  
 
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
 
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
*If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.  
 
*If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.  
 
*Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time.  
 
*Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time.  
 
*If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.
 
*If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the name.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the name.  
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*Search the passenger lists year by year.  
 
*Search the passenger lists year by year.  
 
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
 
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Louisiana, Emigration and Immigration|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries]]. }}
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
*[http://stevemorse.org/ Find Your Ancestors in One Step] $
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
*[http://www.genesearch.com/ports.html US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
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'''Collection Citation'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M259. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}} <br><br>  
  
*[[Louisiana Emigration and Immigration]]
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
*[[Orleans Parish, Louisiana|Orleans Parish, Louisiana]]
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:Louisiana|Passenger Lists]]
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[[Category:NARA_Emigration_and_Immigration_Records]]

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists
Collection years 1820-1945
Microfilm Publication M259. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, 1820-1902. 93 rolls.
  T905. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, LA, 1910-1945. 189 rolls.
Arrangement By date of arrival
National Archives Identifier 28249274492741
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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National Archives and Records Administration


What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of lists of arrivals in New Orleans, Louisiana for the years 1820 to 1945. It corresponds to two NARA publications:

General Information About These Records

The passenger lists are digital copies of the original records. The earliest records are handwritten pages. Later records are usually handwritten on pre-printed pages. The records are arranged by the date of entry into port.

Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival. 

Arrival lists was used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.

The information was supplied by the immigrant or a traveling companion (usually a family member). Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the clerk guessed at the spelling of foreign names.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Passenger lists prior to 1906 generally include the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of arrival
  • Port of embarkation
  • Name of ship

Passenger lists after 1906 generally include the following information:

  • Name
  • Birth place
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Last permanent residence
  • Destination
  • Name and address of relative or friend
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of immigration

If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Date Range"
⇒Select "Roll Number-Date Range" which takes you to the images Search the collection by image compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

You can use passenger lists to:

  • Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
  • Confirm their date of arrival
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
  • If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.
  • Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time.
  • If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the name.
  • Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
  • Search the passenger lists year by year.
  • Search the indexes of other port cities.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation

"Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M259. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.