The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announced the online availability of over 5.2 million records of passengers who arrived at the ports of Baltimore, Boston, New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia in the 19th century. These records were transcribed from original ship manifests into databases by Temple University’s Center for Immigration Research and donated to NARA.
Intrigued, I went to NARA’s Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and searched “Records for Passengers Who Arrived at the Port of New York During the Irish Famine” between 1846-1851 (over 607,800 records!), and I found several of my Troy clan ancestors that arrived in 1851. I’ll have to compare the names with the extensive family tree that my grandfather made. If he was alive today, he’d be searching this database for hours!
Other record sets include: Data Files Relating to the Immigration of Germans to the United States, 1850-1897; Data Files Relating to the Immigration of Italians to the United States, 1855-1900; and Data Files Relating to the Immigration of Russians to the United States, 1834-1897.
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