Outline

Passenger lists

  • Myths and fact
  • Waves of Immigration
  • Government Agencies with oversight for immigration and customs

Types of resources

Print indices

  • Filby’s Passenger and immigration lists index 17th through 19th centuries
  • (Country of Origin) to America – series of publications

Databases

National Archives Resources

Other sources of lists:

Terminology

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