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GenealogyBank.com has put a digital copy of the complete 1819-1820 U.S . Passenger List, free and online at: www.genealogybank.com/free
This is an exact digital copy of the original document that was published by the Federal Government in 1821*. It covers the arrivals in 35 ports in 14 states and the District of Columbia.
GenealogyBank is pleased to provide this free and valuable research tool to genealogists. It is an excellent example of the types of genealogical records preserved at GenealogyBank that you can use to fill in the details of your family tree. A typical entry gives the passenger's name, age, where they were coming from, and their destination, the name of the ship, ship's captain and the port. Some entries also include additional notes.
This published passenger list gives the names of all passengers arriving in the US between October 1819 and September 1820. It includes not only immigrants coming to the U.S. but also a large number of U.S. citizens who were traveling by ship from one part of the country to another.
For example Alfred Spooner, age 32, a farmer from Vermont and D. McCall, age 33, a merchant from North Carolina were both listed as traveling on the Brig Forest that was going to Mississippi.
Entries also tell of births and deaths at sea. Eugenia Virginia Stark and Charles Julius Wittell were two German children born at sea. Christiana Yauch was not so lucky. She is recorded as having died at sea while coming to America from Germany.
Robert Crookshanks age 60, a merchant from St. John, New Brunswick is listed as "on a visit" to Portland, Maine coming over on the Schooner Recover. Francis Mitchell, age 28, a West Indies planter from St. Croix is listed as going to Ireland on the Schooner Edward and stopping at the port of New York.
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* Letter from the Secretary of State, with a transcript of the list of passengers who arrived in the United States from the 1st of October, 1819, to the 30th September, 1820. February 18, 1821. Printed by order of the Senate of the United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Congress. Senate, 1821. Serial Set Vol. No. 45, Session Vol. No.4. 16th Congress, 2nd Session. S.Doc. 118. 288p.