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Massachusetts Immigration Records online at the federal level

US – United States Index to Alien Case Files, 1940-2003, index links to images, at FS

US – United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, index, at FS

US – United States, New England, passenger and crew lists, 1911-1954, at FS

US – Merchant Marine – United States, New England Seamen’s Identification Cards, 1918-1940, index & images, at FS

US – All U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, results, at Anc$

US – U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960, at Anc$

US – United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, at MH$

US – United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, at Anc$

US – United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, index & images, at FS

US – Germany, Bremen Passenger Departure Lists, 1904-1914, at MH

US – Russians Immigrating to the United States, at MH$

US – Czechs Immigrating to America, at MH$

US – Germans Immigrating to the United States, at MH$

US – Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, at MH$

US – Italians Immigrating to the United States, at MH$

US – Transatlantic Migration, North America to Britain and Ireland, 1858 – 1870, at MH$

US – Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1500 – 1900, at MH$

US – Atlantic and Gulf Ports, Passenger List Card Index, 1820-1870, at MH$

US – Ellis Island and Other New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, at MH$

US – Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, vol 1, at ISTG

US – Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, vol 2, at ISTG

US – Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, vol 3, at ISTG

US – Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, vol 4, at ISTG

US – Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, vol 5, at ISTG

US – Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, vol 6, at ISTG

US – Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society card file I-96, 1882-1929, at FS

US – British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812, at Anc$

US – Planters of the Commonwealth: Emigrants to New England in Colonial Times, at FS

US – The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1623–1633, at FS

US – The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607–1776, and Emigrants in Bondage 1614–1775, at FS

US – Immigrants to New England, 1700–1775, at FS

US – Passengers to America. A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, at FS

 

 

 

Massachusetts Immigration Records online at the state level

Massachusetts – Massachusetts, Mayflower Passengers 1620, at FMP$

Massachusetts – Mayflower Passengers, MSMD

Massachusetts – Seaman’s Protection Certificate Register Database, 1796-1871, at MSM

Massachusetts – The Planters of the Commonwealth in Massachusetts, 1620-1640, at Anc$

Massachusetts – The Winthrop Fleet of 1630, at Anc$

Massachusetts – Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, 1917-1943, index & images, at FS

Massachusetts – Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index, 1899-1940, index & images, at FS

Massachusetts – Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891, index & images, at FS

Massachusetts – Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943, index & images, at FS

Massachusetts – Massachusetts, Boston, Crew Lists, 1811-1921, index & images, at FS

Massachusetts – Massachusetts, Index to Boston Passenger Lists, 1848-1891, index & images, at FS

Massachusetts – Massachusetts, Salem and Beverly Crew Lists and Shipping Articles, 1797-1934, index & images, at FS

Massachusetts – An Abstract of the list of alien passengers, bonded under the law of May 10, 1848 : … with their names, ages, occupation, birthplace, last residence, name of vessel in which they arrived, and where from; also, the names of obligors and their residences, at FS

Massachusetts – Alphabetical manifest cards of alien and citizen arrivals at Fort Fairfield, Maine, ca., 1909-April 1953 : National Archives microfilm publication M2064, at FS

Massachusetts – Crew lists of vessels arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1917-1920 : NARA RG85 publication T938, at FS

Massachusetts – Crew lists of vessels arriving at Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1918-1920 : NARA RG85 publication T941, at FS

Massachusetts – Crew lists of vessels arriving in New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1917-1943 : NARA RG85 publication T942, at FS

Massachusetts – Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society card file I-96, 1882-1929, at FS

Massachusetts – Immigrants to New England, 1700-1775, at FS

Massachusetts – An index of pioneers from Massachusetts to the west, especially the state of Michigan, at FS

Massachusetts – Massachusetts State Archives collection, colonial period, 1622-1788, at FS

Massachusetts – Massachusetts, Boston crew lists, 1917-1943, at FS

Massachusetts – Massachusetts, passenger lists, 1806-1910, at FS

Massachusetts – Passenger lists of vessels arriving at Gloucester, Massachusetts, October 1906 – March 1942 : NARA RG85 publication M1321, at FS

Massachusetts – Registers of passengers arriving in Massachusetts ports, 1848-1891, at FS

Massachusetts – Vital records not published – miscellaneous [1600-1938], at FS

Massachusetts – Colonial period – Exercises on the three hundredth anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims : held at Plymouth, Massachusetts, Tuesday, December 21, 1920, at FS

Massachusetts – Colonial period – The pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts, 1620-1775, at FS

Massachusetts – Colonial period – A record of the names of the passengers on the good ship Mayflower[1620] : [lists the passengers of the Mayflower], at FS

Massachusetts – Colonial period – Stephen Bachiler and the Plough Company of 1630, at FS

Massachusetts – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, seamen’s records: returns from U.S. Consuls relating to wages and effects of deceased seamen, 1872-1897, at FS

 

 

 

Massachusetts Immigration Records online at the county level

Essex County – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Essex County, Seamen’s Records : Crew Lists and Shipping Articles for Beverly and Salem, 1797-1934, at FS

Essex County – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Salem and Beverly Crew Lists and Shipping Articles : COLLECTION RECORD, 1797-1934, at FS

Essex County – Passenger Lists – Essex County Passenger Lists online, at GTHG

Essex County – Ships Lists – Essex County Ships Lists online, at GTHG

Suffolk County – County Records – Suffolk Passenger Lists online, at GTHG (in County Records tab)

 

 

Massachusetts Immigration Records online at the city level

Barnstable – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Barnstable County, Barnstable, Seamen’s Records : Crew Lists, 1839-1904, at FS

Belchertown (Massachusetts). Town Clerk Enfield – Emigration and Immigration – Notices of Application for Naturalization, 1887-1898 [Enfield, Massachusetts], at FS

Beverly – Emigration and Immigration – Massachusetts, Essex County, Ports of Salem and Beverly, Seamen’s Identification Cards, 1918, at FS

Boston – Jewish Records – Jewish Immigrant Aid Societies’ Records of Jewish Arrivals, 1913-1947

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1917-1920 : NARA RG85 Publication T938, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – Jewish Immigrant Aid Societies’ Records of Jewish Arrivals, 1913-1947, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1917-1943, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1891-1943, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index : COLLECTION RECORD, 1899-1940, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – Massachusetts, Boston, Crew Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1811-1921, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – Massachusetts, Boston, Crew Lists, 1811-1921, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – Massachusetts, Index to Boston Passenger Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1848-1891, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, Crew Lists, 1917-1943, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1820-1891 ; with Index, 1848-1891 : NARA RG36 Publications M265 and M277, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – 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 : NARA RG85 Publications T521, T617, T790 and T843, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – Passengers for New England, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – Registers of Passengers Arriving in Massachusetts Ports, 1848-1891, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration – United States, Eastern US Ports, Passenger Lists, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration- Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1917-1943, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration- Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1891-1943, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration- Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index : COLLECTION RECORD, 1899-1940, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration- Massachusetts, Boston, Crew Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1811-1921, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration- Massachusetts, Boston, Crew Lists, 1811-1921, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration- Massachusetts, Index to Boston Passenger Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1848-1891, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration- Massachusetts, Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston : COLLECTION RECORD, 1921-1949, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration- Massachusetts, Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1921-1949, at FS

Boston – Emigration and Immigration- The Compass : Vol. 1 & 3-24, 29-37, at FS

Boston – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, Seamen’s Records, 1920-1940, at FS

Boston – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Suffolk, Boston, Seamen’s Records, 1917-1940, at FS

Edgartown – Merchant Marine – Certificates of Registry, Enrollment and License Issued at the Port of Edgartown, Massachusetts, 1815-1913, at FS

Edgartown – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Dukes County, Edgartown, Seamen’s Records, 1822-1866, at FS

Fall River – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Bristol County, Fall River, Seamen’s Records, 1837-1937, at FS

Gloucester – Emigration and Immigration – Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1918-1920 : NARA RG85 Publication T941, at FS

Gloucester – Emigration and Immigration – Massachusetts, Gloucester Passenger and Crew Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1906-1943, at FS

Gloucester – Emigration and Immigration – Massachusetts, Gloucester Passenger and Crew Lists, 1906-1943, at FS

Gloucester – Emigration and Immigration – Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Gloucester, Massachusetts, October 1906 – March 1942 : NARA RG85 Publication M1321, at FS

Gloucester – Emigration and Immigration- Massachusetts, Gloucester Passenger and Crew Lists : COLLECTION RECORD, 1906-1943, at FS

Gloucester – Emigration and Immigration- Massachusetts, Gloucester Passenger and Crew Lists, 1906-1943, at FS

Gloucester – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester, Seamen’s Records : Crew Lists, Marine Hospital Returns, Fishing Agreements and Shipping Articles, 1803-1943, at FS

Gloucester – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Essex County, Gloucester, Seamen’s Records, 1796-1909, at FS

Lawrence – Emigration and Immigration – A Study of the Immigration Problem in Lawrence, Massachusetts, at FS

Marblehead – Emigration and Immigration – Hyler-Heiler Families : of Switzerland to Germany and Voyage from Germany to Broad Bay, Maine 1742, at FS

Marblehead – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Essex County, Marblehead, Seamen’s Records, 1803-1918, at FS

Nantucket – Merchant Marine – Ship Log of the Laurel, 1813-1816, at FS

New Bedford – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Bristol County, New Bedford, Seamen’s Records, 1807-1939, at FS

New Bedford – Emigration and Immigration – Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving in New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1917-1943 : NARA RG85 Publication T942, at FS

New Bedford – Emigration and Immigration – Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Bedford, 1902-1942 ; Index to Passengers, 1902-1954 : NARA RG85 Publications T522 and T944, at FS

Newburyport – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Essex County, Newburyport, Crew Lists, 1886, at FS

Plymouth – Emigration and Immigration – John Howland, a Mayflower Pilgrim, at FS

Salem – Emigration and Immigration – Massachusetts, Essex County, Ports of Salem and Beverly, Seamen’s Identification Cards, 1918, at FS

Salem – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Essex County, Salem, Seamen’s Records, 1789-1918, at FS

Vineyard Haven – Merchant Marine – Massachusetts, Dukes County, Vineyard Haven, Seamen’s Records, 1918, at FS

 

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