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passenger lists

I see that a lot of people are looking for immigration in the United States. There were 36 points of entry ranging from Mobile Alabama to Georgetown South Carolina. The American passenger lists are all kept by the under noted centres. I hope that this information may be of use.




The National Archives, General Services Administration, Washington, D.C. 20408, U.S.A.

and The Washington National Record Centre, Washington, D.C. 20509, U.S.A. have most of

the American ships passenger lists that are in existence. These date mostly from 1820 to

1902. The earliest immigration Passenger Lists are for the port of Philadelphia and begin in


Most other ports have records beginning somewhat later than this, with many starting in



Office of Vital Records

1557 St. Joseph Avenue

East Point, GA 30344

(Serves Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky,

Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina

and Tennessee)


Office of Vital Records

380 Trapelo Road

Waltham, MA 02154

(Serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New

Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)


Office of Vital Records

7358 South Pulaski Road

Chicago, IL 60629

(Serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota,

Ohio and Wisconsin)


Office of Vital Records

Denver Federal Centre, Building 48

P.O. Box 25307

Denver, CO 80225

(Serves Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South

Dakota, Utah and Wyoming)

Fort Worth

Office of Vital Records

501 West Felix Street

P.O. Box 6216

Fort Worth, TX 76115

(Serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico,

Oklahoma, and Texas)

Kansas City

Office of Vital Records

2312 East Bannister Road

Kansas City, MO 64131

(Serves Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska)

Los Angeles

Office of Vital Records

24000 Avila Road

Laguna Niguel, CA 92656

(Serves Arizona; the southern California counties

of Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange,

Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis

Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura; and Clark

County, Nevada)




New York

Office of Vital Records

201 Varick Street

New York, N.Y 10014

(Serves New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and

the Virgin Islands)


Office of Vital Records

9th and Market Streets, Room 1350

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(Serves Delaware and Pennsylvania; for the loan of

microfilm also serves the District of Columbia,

Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia)

San Francisco

Office of Vital Records

1000 Commodore Drive

San Bruno, CA 94066

(Serves California except southern California,

Hawaii, Nevada except Clark County and the

Pacific Ocean area)


Office of Vital Records

6125 Sand Point Way N.E.

Seattle, WA 98115

(Serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)