Informazioni sulla fonte Pennsylvania, Stati Uniti, Elenchi dei passeggeri e degli equipaggi in arrivo, 1798-1962 [database online]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2006.
Dati originali: Selected Passenger and Crew Lists and Manifests. The National Archives at Washington, D.C

A full list of sources can be found here.

 Pennsylvania, Stati Uniti, Elenchi dei passeggeri e degli equipaggi in arrivo, 1798-1962

Questo database include gli elenchi dei passeggeri delle navi in arrivo da porti stranieri al porto di Filadelfia, in Pennsylvania (USA) dal 1798 al 1962. I nomi trovati nell’indice sono inoltre associati alle immagini reali degli elenchi dei passeggeri, digitalizzati dai microfilm della National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Le informazioni contenute nell’elenco includono il nome, il cognome, l’età, il sesso, il gruppo etnico, la nazionalità o l’ultimo paese di residenza permanente, la destinazione, la data di arrivo, il porto di arrivo, il porto di partenza, il nome della nave e il numero della bobina del microfilm e il numero della pagina.

This database is an index to the passenger lists of ships arriving from foreign ports at the port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1800-1962. The names found in the index are linked to actual images of the passenger lists, digitized from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm

Information contained in the index includes:

  • Name

  • Age

  • Gender

  • Ethnicity, nationality or last country of permanent residence

  • Destination

  • Arrival date

  • Port of arrival

  • Port of departure

  • Ship name

  • Microfilm roll and page number

Other listed information may include the name of a friend or relative whom the individual was going to join or a place of nativity. Many of these items may be used to search the index in the search template above.

Many passenger list forms, especially those from the twentieth century, were two pages long. Be sure to click the "Previous" and "Next" buttons in order to see all the images pertaining to a particular manifest.

It is important to note that the port of departure listed on these passenger lists is not always the original port of departure for these individuals. A ship could make several voyages throughout the year, making several stops along way. Oft times the port of departure found on these lists is the most recent port the ship was located at prior to arriving at the port of Philadelphia. Therefore, if your ancestors immigrated to the United States from Germany, they could be found on a passenger list coming from Liverpool, England (if, in this case, the ship left from Bremen, Germany, then continued on to Liverpool, England, before arriving in Philadelphia).

The microcopies of the passenger lists found at NARA are arranged chronologically by arrival date of vessel. If you do not wish to search this database using the search template, the images may be browsed following the chronological arrangement. To browse the images first select the "Year" in which you would like to search, followed by the "Month," and finally the "Ship Name.

To learn about researching in passenger records consult John P. Colletta, They Came In Ships (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993).

8 Oct 2020: Added NARA Microfilm M1639 - Pennsylvania Landing Reports of Aliens, 1798-1828.