Ancestry.com. Pennsylvanien, USA, Listen ankommender Passagiere und Mannschaften, 1798-1962 [Datenbank online]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006.
Ursprüngliche Daten: Selected Passenger and Crew Lists and Manifests. The National Archives at Washington, D.C

A full list of sources can be found here.

 Pennsylvanien, USA, Listen ankommender Passagiere und Mannschaften, 1798-1962

Bei dieser Datenbank handelt es sich um einen Index der Passagierlisten von Schiffen, die zwischen 1798 und 1962 aus ausländischen Häfen im Hafen von Philadelphia, Pennsylvanien, USA einliefen. Die Namen im Index sind mit den tatsächlichen Bildern der Passagierlisten verknüpft, die aus dem Mikrofilm der National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) kopiert wurden. Zu den in diesem Index enthaltenen Informationen zählen Vorname, Nachname, Alter, Geschlecht, ethnische Herkunft, Nationalität oder Land des letzten dauerhaften Wohnsitzes, Ziel, Ankunftsdatum, Ankunftshafen, Abfahrtshafen, Name des Schiffs sowie Mikrofilm- und Rollenseitennummer.

This database is an index to the passenger lists of ships arriving from foreign ports at the port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1800-1962. The names found in the index are linked to actual images of the passenger lists, digitized from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) microfilm

Information contained in the index includes:

  • Name

  • Age

  • Gender

  • Ethnicity, nationality or last country of permanent residence

  • Destination

  • Arrival date

  • Port of arrival

  • Port of departure

  • Ship name

  • Microfilm roll and page number

Other listed information may include the name of a friend or relative whom the individual was going to join or a place of nativity. Many of these items may be used to search the index in the search template above.

Many passenger list forms, especially those from the twentieth century, were two pages long. Be sure to click the "Previous" and "Next" buttons in order to see all the images pertaining to a particular manifest.

It is important to note that the port of departure listed on these passenger lists is not always the original port of departure for these individuals. A ship could make several voyages throughout the year, making several stops along way. Oft times the port of departure found on these lists is the most recent port the ship was located at prior to arriving at the port of Philadelphia. Therefore, if your ancestors immigrated to the United States from Germany, they could be found on a passenger list coming from Liverpool, England (if, in this case, the ship left from Bremen, Germany, then continued on to Liverpool, England, before arriving in Philadelphia).

The microcopies of the passenger lists found at NARA are arranged chronologically by arrival date of vessel. If you do not wish to search this database using the search template, the images may be browsed following the chronological arrangement. To browse the images first select the "Year" in which you would like to search, followed by the "Month," and finally the "Ship Name.

To learn about researching in passenger records consult John P. Colletta, They Came In Ships (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993).

8 Oct 2020: Added NARA Microfilm M1639 - Pennsylvania Landing Reports of Aliens, 1798-1828.