Passenger Lists


Our ancestors traveled across the ocean from their homeland to make a new life here in the U.S. When did they come here and with whom? Learn about passenge records and how they can help your find your immigrant ancestors.


  • Locate passenger lists in print resources and online databases
  • Analyze passenger records
  • Decipher handwriting
  • Translate non-English terminology
  • Corroborate passenger lists with other public records


  • Historians teaching local history and public history; Librarians and archivists, genealogists and local historians


  • This hour long hands-on workshop can be expanded to include more resources upon request.
  • Attendees with receive sample records from census records, city directories and other public records.

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Miriam Kahn, MLS, MA, PhD – historian, researcher, and librarian at large


Miriam Kahn, MLS, MA, PhD is a freelance researcher in genealogy and local history. She has been to almost every courthouse in Ohio researching land records and other public records. Kahn has been teaching genealogy and local history for librarians and family historians since 1992 and is an expert on public records.

Technology requirements:

  • Computer with projector
  • If internet access is available, computers for all attendees