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New Orleans, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists
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New Orleans, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists
Find your ancestor in New Orleans, 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists. This great data set is part of the International & Passenger Records subscription, or can be purchased on CD-ROM.
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These New Orleans Passenger and Immigration Lists feature approximately 258,000 names of immigrants who arrived between 1820 and 1850.

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Passenger lists are important primary sources of arrival data for the vast majority of immigrants to the United States in the nineteenth century. Indexed and easy to search, this Family Archive includes extensive arrival information on approximately 258,000 individuals who arrived in New Orleans between 1820 and 1850.

Partly in an effort to alleviate overcrowding of passenger ships, Congress enacted legislation (3 Stat. 489) on March 2, 1819 to regulate the transport of passengers in ships arriving from foreign ports. As a provision of this act, masters of such ships were required to submit a list of all passengers to the collector of customs in the district in which the ship arrived. The legislation also provided that the collector of customs submit quarterly passenger list reports to the Secretary of State, who was, in turn, required to submit the information to Congress. The information was then published in the form of Congressional documents. These passenger lists are important primary sources of arrival data for the vast majority of immigrants to the United States in the nineteenth century.

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The information collected here was transcribed from the National Archives Microfilm Series M259 (Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, LA, 1820-1902). Of the 93 rolls included in that series, rolls 1 through 33 have been included in this resource.

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