New York, New York, Index to Passenger Lists, 1820-1846 is a searchable name index at FamilySearch for passengers arriving at New York City, New York between 1820 and 1846. There are also browsable images in this collection.


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What Can I Learn from these Passenger Lists?

Passenger list records vary by year but may include:

  • Name of Immigrant
  • Who accompanied the immigrant
  • Age, Gender, Race, and Marital Status of Immigrant
  • Birthplace of Immigrant
  • Occupation and Nationality of Immigrant
  • Last residence of Immigrant
  • Name of vessel
  • Date of arrival
  • Destination
  • Port of entry
  • Port of departure


What Do I Do Next?

With information provided in the passenger list you can:

  • Identify your ancestor on the passenger list
  • Identify any family members on passenger lists
  • Extract a passenger’s full name and any variants of their name
  • Look for records at the port of origin, including emigration and vital records
  • Look for ship’s manifests records
  • Look for other port records
  • Look for naturalization records for individuals you find


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