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Ancestry.com. New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006.
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Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902. Microfilm publication M259. 93 rolls. Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1903-1945. Microfilm publication T905. 189 rolls. Record Group 85. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

Lists of Passengers Departing From New Orleans, Louisiana, 1867-1871. Microfilm publication M2115, 1 roll. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1910-1945. NARA microfilm publication T939, 311 rolls. ARC ID: 4492828. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Record Group 85. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

Work Projects Administration Transcript of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1813–1849. Microfilm publication M2009, 2 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

About New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1945

This database contains a transcript of passenger lists from vessels that arrived in New Orleans.

Historical Background

Starting in 1820, U.S. law required that captains of vessels from a foreign country arriving in U.S. ports provide lists of passengers aboard. This database contains transcripts created from passenger lists for vessels that arrived in New Orleans. The transcripts were created through the Work Projects Administration's Louisiana Division of Professional and Service Projects.

What You Can Find in the Records

These transcripts include the following details:

  • ship name
  • passenger name
  • arrival date
  • port of embarkation

Transcripts may also include the captain’s name. Some records may also predate 1820. Though this is the date when passenger lists were required by law, some captains kept lists before then.

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