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Passenger records, immigration history, ships and more for the major U.S. immigration port of Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston Passenger Lists Index 1848-1891
A listing of FHL and NARA Microfilm Catalog Numbers for the 282 rolls of microfilm which cover the Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, MA, 1848-1891. Compiled by Joe Beine. The actual microfilm is available at the National Archives and your local Family History Center.

Boston Passenger Lists 1820-1891 (with gaps)
A listing of FHL and NARA Microfilm Catalog Numbers for passenger lists for the port of Boston, Massachusetts from 1820-1891, arranged by date of arrival. Some records are missing and these are explained as well! Compiled by Joe Beine. The actual microfilm is available at the National Archives and your local Family History Center.

Boston Passenger Lists Indexes 1902-1920
A listing of FHL and NARA Microfilm Catalog Numbers for the 22 rolls of microfilm which cover the Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, MA, 1902-1920. Compiled by Joe Beine. The actual microfilm is available at the National Archives and your local Family History Center.

Boston Passenger Lists 1891-1943
A listing of FHL and NARA Microfilm Catalog Numbers for passenger lists for the port of Boston, Massachusetts from 1891-1943, arranged by date of arrival. Compiled by Joe Beine. The actual microfilm is available at the National Archives and your local Family History Center.

ISTG - Boston Arrivals Vol. 1
A partial listing of ships passenger lists (1638-1905) for the port of Boston MA which have been transcribed by volunteers at the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.

ISTG - Boston Arrivals Vol. 2
A partial listing of ships passenger lists (1634-1903) for the port of Boston MA which have been transcribed by volunteers at the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.

ISTG - Boston Arrivals Vol. 3
A partial listing of ships passenger lists (1635-1909) for the port of Boston MA which have been transcribed by volunteers at the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.

ISTG - Boston Arrivals Vol. 4
A partial listing of ships passenger lists (1683-1920) for the port of Boston MA which have been transcribed by volunteers at the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.

ISTG - Boston Arrivals Vol. 5
A partial listing of ships passenger lists (1826-1905) for the port of Boston MA which have been transcribed by volunteers at the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.

ISTG - Boston Arrivals Vol. 6
A partial listing of ships passenger lists (1847-1923) for the port of Boston MA which have been transcribed by volunteers at the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.

ISTG - Boston Arrivals Vol. 7
A partial listing of ships passenger lists (1885-1891) for the port of Boston MA which have been transcribed by volunteers at the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.

ISTG - Boston Arrivals Vol. 8
A partial listing of ships passenger lists (1845-1940) for the port of Boston MA which have been transcribed by volunteers at the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.

ISTG - Boston Arrivals Vol. 9
A partial listing of ships passenger lists (1858-1921) for the port of Boston MA which have been transcribed by volunteers at the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.

ISTG - Boston Arrivals Vol. 10
A partial listing of ships passenger lists (1849-1900) for the port of Boston MA which have been transcribed by volunteers at the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.

ISTG - Boston Arrivals Vol. 11
A partial listing of ships passenger lists (1873-1900) for the port of Boston MA which have been transcribed by volunteers at the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.

Passenger Lists at the Massachusetts States Archives
The state of Massachusetts maintained separate State Passenger Lists (1848-1891) which are only available from the Massachusetts State Archives in Boston. If you are unable to find your immigrant ancestor in the National Archives or FHL federal passenger lists, then you should search these lists. The MA State Archives will do research by mail.

The Great Migration - Ships to New England 1633-1635
This page from The Winthrop Society lists about 1500 of the earlier settlers of the Great Migration from England to New England covering the years 1633-1635.

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