Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Boston Passenger Manifest Search

The Massachusetts Archives holds Boston passenger manifests for the years 1848-1891. Their Passenger Manifest Search gives access to an index of these records, with such information as "name, age, sex and occupation of the immigrant; the country of birth, last residence and the passenger list number." An entry may also list the persons with whom an immigrant arrived, and perhaps a little extra information in the "Comments" field: of John Barry, who arrived April 6, 1880, aboard the Olympus, it was noted that he had "Left leg shorter than right." When complete, the database will contain over one million records.