Emigration/Immigration

BallinStadt Emigration Museum Hamburg  history of immigration from Hamburg, a key port for European emigrants
Cyndi’s List  resources for ships and passenger lists
Castle Garden  11 million immigrants to New York from 1820 to 1892
Ellis Island  records of millions of immigrants to American between 1892 and 1924
Ellis Island Overview  from the New York Cleaning Service, with links to records
Great Migration $  information about people who settled in New England between 1620 and 1640
Great Migration Begins $  immigrants to New England 1620-1633
EMILE – Early Migrant Letter Stories  Immigrant letters written to people in the old countries: Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Sweden.
A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations  a comprehensive reference guide to interpreting the markings, or annotations, found on immigration passenger lists
Hamburg Passenger Lists 1850-1934 $  on Ancestry, with images, not completely indexed
Hamburg Passenger Lists, Handwritten Indexes, 1850-1934 $  on Ancestry
Historic Ship Passenger Lists  ship passenger lists to the United States and Canada, many from Germany
Immigrant Ancestor’s Project  Brigham Young University has transcribed emigration records, records of departures. These records sometimes contain information on birthplaces not included in the immigration and naturalization records of the destination countries
Immigrant Servants Database  searchable list of colonial ancestors from Europe who were indentured servants, convict servants or redemptioners, from 1607 through 1820
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild  transcribed ship passenger lists
Immigrants to Canada  links to emigration and immigration reports on nineteenth century immigrants to Eastern Canada
Immigration History Resource Center  the University of Minnesota’s collection of primary sources on immigration, including letters, diaries, and oral histories from North American immigrants during 1800-1950
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, Harvard University Library, Open Collections Program  digitized books, maps, photographs, maps and manuscripts on immigration to the US
Library of Congress: Guide to Published Sources for Immigrant Arrivals
Passport Records  how to obtain passport records from the U.S. Department of State
Olive Tree Genealogy  many passenger records
The Original Lists of Persons of Quality Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700  John Camden Hotten’s 1962 book with the names of more than 11,000 emigrants from England to the United States from 1600 to 1700
The Scots Irish Journey to the New World  description of five ships of Ulster Scots to Boston in 1718
The ShipsList  immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information
Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England  Charles Banks’ 1937 book with records of almost 3000 emigrants listing their home in England, ships in which they sailed, New England towns they settled in and reference to sources
Tracing Immigrant Origins  lessons on how to find your immigrant ancestors
US Citizenship and Immigration Services  naturalization files (1906 to 1956), visa and citizenship applications $
US National Archives Archival Database System