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From: Ellen Naliboff <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Any advice appreciated
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 19:41:56 -0800
New Orleans (La.) Office of the Mayor has the following records
consisting of individual manuscript lists of incoming passengers
compiled by ship masters. These lists identify the name, port of origin,
and date of arrival of each ship, along with the master's name and
signature. Generally, the lists give the name, age, place of birth,
occupation, place last from, nation owing allegiance to, and remarks
(sometimes referring to means of subsistence) of each passenger. Many of
the lists also include a physical description of each passenger,
including height and complexion. Lists written in foreign languages
generally are accompanied by manuscript English translations, possibly
made at a later date by archives workers. At least some of the
individual passenger lists in this series also appear in the Customs
lists now held by the National Archives.
This series also includes, however, lists from ships arriving from other
U.S. ports, whereas the National Archives lists represent vessels
arriving only from foreign ports.
Filed under call number AA822. New Orleans (La.) Office of the Mayor.
Also, Joe Beine's webpage, Finding Passenger Lists 1820 to the 1940s
(arrivals at US ports)
Scroll down to the New Orleans listing.
If you need NARA roll numbers for the passenger lists...
New Orleans Passenger Lists 1820-1902
>I was wondering if I may ask for a few moments of help?
>I just found out that my great-great-grandfather, Samuel OGDEN, and his
>brother, Peter, left England via Liverpool aboard the Caroline Nesmith bound
>for the port of call of New Orleans. The date of arrival was given as
>February 7, 1849.
>Where do I go from here to research the subject? Would there be passports
> from that time period? Would there be any other types of records or
> documentation for which I should search? Do you suggest any other
> lists or internet sites which might assist me now that I have this basic
>Thanks so much in advance for any help.
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