Ancestry.com. Boston Port Arrivals and Immigrants, 1715-16, 1762-69 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data: Whitmore, William H., comp.. Port Arrivals and Immigrants to the City of Boston, 1715-1716, 1762-1769. Boston, MA, USA: Registry Dept. of Boston, 1900.
Rivaled by few other ports in the middle of the 18th Century, Boston was the destination of many immigrants to British North America. This collection of port authority records reveals a wealth of information regarding some of the arrivals in the years 1715-16 and 1762-69. Organized chronologically, researchers will find the ship's name, captain, date of arrival, where it sailed from and passengers, if any, who came to the city. It contains about 5000 names. For those seeking ancestors who captained vessels arriving in Boston harbor or immigrants who arrived in the city by ship in the mid 18th Century, this can be an illuminating database.