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Atlantic, Gulf, and Great Lakes Ports, 1820-1873

Updated February 10, 2006

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Introduction



Records of persons entering the U.S. at various Atlantic, Gulf, and Great Lakes ports are reproduced in two NARA microfilm publications:
  • M334. Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (Excluding New York), 1820-1874. (188 rolls).

  • M575. Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and Ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (16 rolls).

Roll Lists

M334. Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (Excluding New York), 1820-1874. (188 rolls). Contains index cards arranged alphabetically by surname, then by first name.

RollRange
1 A - Ak
2 Al - Amf
3 Amg - Aq
4 Ar - At
5 Au - Bak
6 Bal - Barm
7 Barn - Barz
8 Bas - Beb
9 Bec - Bem
10 Ben - Ber
11 Bes - Bk
12 Bl - Bob
13 Boc - Boq
14 Bor - Boyk
15 Boyl - Bran
16 Brao - Brif
17 Brig - Brov
18 Brow - Brum
19 Brun - Buj
20 Buk - Burm
21 Burn - Byrm
22 Byrn - Call
23 Calm - Canm
24 Cann - Carp
25 Carr - Carz
26 Cas - Caz
27 Cea - Chp
28 Chr - Clar
29 Clas - Coe
30 Cof - Coll
31 Colm - Connel
32 Connen - Conz
33 Coo - Cors
34 Cort - Crah
35 Crai - Cror
36 Cros - Cum
37 Cun - Dah
38 Dai - Dar
39 Das - Deam
40 Dean - Del
41 Dem - Devi
42 Devl - Diu
43 Div - Dold
44 Dole - Donn
45 Dono - Doug
46 Douh - Drir
47 Dris - Duk
48 Dul - Dus
49 Dut - Ed
50 Ee - El
51 Em - Eu
52 Ev - Fam
53 Fan - Fee
54 Fef - Fil
55 Fim - Fitzg
56 Fitzh - Fll
57 Flo - Ford
58 Fore - Fran
59 Frap - Frn
60 Fro - Galk
61 Gall - Gark
62 Garl - Gem
63 Gen - Gilc
64 Gild - Gll
65 Glo - Gord
66 Gore - Gral
67 Gram - Greg
68 Greh - Gro
69 Gru - Hab
70 Hac - Halk
71 Hall - Ham
72 Han - Harf
73 Harg - Hars
74 Hart - Hauk
75 Haul - Heap
76 Hear - Hel
77 Hem - Herb
78 Herc - Hic
79 Hid - His
80 Hit - Hok
81 Hol - Hop
82 Hoq - Hub
83 Huc - Hun
84 Huo - In
85 Io - Janr
86 Jans - Johnse
87 Johnso - Jones, J.
88 Jones, K. - Kak
89 Kal - Kea
90 Keb - Kellw
91 Kelly - Kem
92 Ken - Kerp
93 Kerr - Kinga
94 Kingb - Kna
95 Knc - Kraf
96 Krag - Kw
97 Ky - Land
98 Lane - Lat
99 Lau - Lear
100 Leas - Lenf
101 Leng - Lif
102 Lig - Loc
103 Lod - Lou
104 Lov - Lym
105 Lyn - Mac
106 Mad - Mah
107 Mai - Mann
108 Mano - Mars
109 Mart - Math
110 Mati - McA
111 McB - McCarthy, H.
112 McCarthy, I. - McCn
113 McCo - McCy
114 McD - McDo
115 McDr - McGim
116 McGin - McGr
117 McGu - McKem
118 McKen - McLA
119 McLe - McMt
120 McMu - McR
121 McS - Mel
122 Mem - Mez
123 Mi - Mim
124 Min - Mom
125 Mon - Moo
126 Mop - Morr
127 Mors - Muller, A.
128 Muller, B. - Murphy, B.
129 Murphy, C. - Murpy
130 Murr - Nc
131 Ne - Nichm
132 Nicho - Nortm
133 Norto - Ob
134 Oc - Olh
135 Oli - Oss
136 Ost - Pari
137 Park - Pc
138 Pe - Pes
139 Pet - Pid
140 Pie - Pom
141 Pon - Pra
142 Prc - Quh
143 Qui - Ral
144 Ram - Rea
145 Reb - Reill
146 Reilm - Rib
147 Ric - Ril
148 Rim - Robe
149 Robi - Rog
150 Roh - Ros
151 Rot - Ruo
152 Rup - Rya
153 Ryb - Saq
154 Sar - Scha
155 Schb - Schm
156 Schn - Schuk
157 Schul - Sco
158 Scr - Sge
159 Sha - Shec
160 Shed - Sho
161 Shr - Sit
162 Siv - Smith, F.
163 Smith, G. - Smitz
164 Smo - Spen
165 Speo - Star
166 Stas - Stev
167 Stew - Sto
168 Str - Sullivan, C.
169 Sullivan, D. - Sum
170 Sun - Tag
171 Tah - Tep
172 Ter - Thomp
173 Thoms - Tom
174 Ton - Tro
175 Trr - Um
176 Un - Vez
177 Via - Wagm
178 Wagn - Wall
179 Walm - Warda
180 Wardb - Web
181 Wec - Weng
182 Wenh - Whitc
183 White - Wig
184 Wih - Willia
185 Willib - Wins
186 Wint - Woode
187 Woodf - Yal
188 Yam - Zyn

M575. Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and Ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873. (16 rolls). The passenger lists are arranged by port, then chronologically by date.

Roll Port Date
1 Alexandria, VA 1820-1865
Annapolis, MD, 1849
Bangor, ME, 1848
Barnstable, MA 1820-1826
Bath, ME, 1825-1867
Beaufort, NC, 1865
Belfast, ME, 1820-1851
Bridgeport, CT, 1870
Bristol and Warren, RI, 1820-1871
Cape May, NJ 1828
2 Charleston, SC, 1820-1828
Darien, GA, 1823-1825
Dighton, MA, 1820-1836
East River, VA, 1830
Edenton, NC, 1820
Edgartown, MA, 1820-1870
Fairfield, CT, 1820-1821
Fall River, MA, 1837-1865
Frenchman's Bay, ME, 1821-1827
3 Galveston, TX, 1846-1871
4 Georgetown, DC, 1820-1821
Gloucester, MA, 1820-1870
Hampton, VA, 1820-1821
Hartford, CT, 1837
Havre de Grace, MD, 1820
Hingham, MA, 1852
Kennebunk, ME, 1820-1842
Key West, FL, 1837-1868
Little Egg Harbor, NJ, 1831
Marblehead, MA, 1820-1849
Mobile, AL, 1832-52
5 Nantucket, MA 1820-1862
Newark, NJ, 1836
New Bedford, MA, 1826-1852
New Berne, NC 1820-1865
Newburyport, MA 1821-1839
New Haven, CT, 1820-1873
6 New London, CT, 1820-1847
Newport, RI, 1820-1857
Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA, 1820-1857
Oswegatchie, NY 1821-1823
7 Passamaquoddy, ME, 1820-1844
8 Passamaquoddy, ME, 1845-1859
Penobscot, ME, 1851
Perth Amboy, NJ, 1820-1832
Petersburg, VA, 1820-1821
Plymouth, MA, 1821-1844
Plymouth, NC , 1820-1840
9 Portland and Falmouth, ME 1820-1847
10 Portland and Falmouth, ME, 1848-1858
11 Portland and Falmouth, ME, 1859-1862
12 Portland and Falmouth, ME 1863-1865
13 Portland and Falmouth, ME Jan. 1866-Sept. 1867
14 Portland and Falmouth, ME, Oct. 1867-Mar. 1868
15 Port Royal, SC, 1865
Portsmouth, NH, 1820-1861
Providence, RI, 1820-1849
16 Providence, RI, 1850-1867
Richmond, VA, 1820-1844
Rochester, NY, 1866
Sag Harbor, NY, 1829-1834
St. Augustine, FL, 1821-1870
St. Johns, FL, 1865
Salem, MA, 1865-1866
Sandusky, OH, 1820
Savannah, GA, 1820-1868
Saybrook, CT, 1820
Waldeboro, ME, 1820-1833
Washington, NC, 1820-1848
Wilmington, DE 1820-1848
Yarmouth, ME, 1820


Where to Find these Records



You can search M334 and/or M575 for passenger lists of vessels arriving at various Atlantic, Gulf, and Great Lakes ports at the research facilities listed below.
  • Colorado

    NARA-Rocky Mountain Region (Denver), Bldg. 48, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225-0307. Telephone: 303-407-5740. Holdings: M575.

  • Connecticut

    Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106. Telephone: 860-566-2133. Holdings: M334 and M575.

  • District of Columbia

    National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408-0001. Holdings: M334 and M575. All NARA microfilm publications may be examined during regular research room hours in the Microfilm Reading Room; no prior arrangement is necessary. Staff is available there to answer your questions. Researchers coming from a distance may wish to call in advance of their visit (1) to verify research room hours and (2) to have any additional questions answered. The Consultant's Office can be reached at 202-501-5400.

  • Georgia

    NARA-Southeast Region (Atlanta), 1557 St. Joseph Ave., East Point, GA 30344-2593. Phone: 404-763-7477. Holdings: M575.

  • Indiana

    Allen County Public Library, Historical Genealogy Department, 900 Webster, P.O. Box 2270, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270. Telephone: 219-421-1225. Holdings: M334 and M575.

  • Louisiana

    New Orleans Public Library, Lousiana Division, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112-2044. Phone: 504-596-2614. Holdings: M334 and M575.

  • Massachusetts

    NARA-Northeast Region (Boston), 380 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA 02452-6399. Phone: 781-663-0130. Holdings: M575.

  • Missouri

    Midwest Genealogy Center, 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road Independence, MO 64055-1923. Telephone: 816-252-7228. Holdings: M334 and M575.

    NARA-Central Plains Region (Kansas City), 2312 East Bannister Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131-3011. Phone: 816-926-6920. Holdings: M334 and M575.

  • Texas

    Dallas Public Library, Genealogy Section, 1515 Young Street, 8th Floor, Dallas, TX 75201. Telephone: 214-670-1433. Holdings: M334 and M575.

    NARA-Southwest Region (Fort Worth), 501 West Felix St., Bldg. 1, Ft. Worth, TX 76115-3405. Phone: 817-334-5515. Holdings: M334 and M575.

    Texas State Archives and Library Commission, 1201 Brazos St., P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927. Phone: 512-936-INFO. Holdings: M575, Roll 3 only.

  • Utah

    Family History Library, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, UT 84150. Holdings: M334 and M575.

  • Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706. Holdings: M334 and M575.

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