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Addington, Charles, comp.
Some Passengers to Canada and the United States of America, 1849-1864: Transcripts of Reports from Newspapers.
10 leaves.
LC call numbet: CS88 .A1A33 1987
LC control number: 87179990

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The Atlantic Canadians, 1600-1900: An Alphabetized Directory of the People, Places and Vital Dates. Edited by Noel Montgomery Elliot. 3 vols. Indexes.
LC call number: CS88 .A88A85 1994 LH&G
LC control number: 94209557

Name of each immigrant and, if known, the following data: occupation and place of residence in a specific year. Many emigrated to the U.S.

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Avakian, Linda L.
Armenian Immigrants: Boston 1891-1901, New York 1880-1897.
Camden, Me.: Picton Press, 1996. xxxviii, 248 p., ill., map.
LC call number: E184 .A7 A85 1996 LH&G
LC control number: 96070167

The passenger lists include name of vessel, ports of embarkation and arrival, date of arrival, and the names of 7,300 passengers--their ages, sex, and often the place of last residence, and final destination.

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Baca, Leo.
Czech Immigration Passenger Lists.
Halletsville, Tex.: Old Homestead Pub. Co. 3 vols. Bibliographic references.
LC call number: E184 .B67B32 1983 LH&G
LC control number: 86208231

Names of more than 13,300 [?] Czech passengers who arrived at the ports of Galveston between 1846 and 1891 and from 1896 to 1906; New Orleans from 1852 to 1899; New York and Baltimore in 1879. Data include name and age; country of origin (in many instances town or village); name of ship, and date and port of arrival.

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Blaha, Albert J., comp.
Passenger Lists for Galveston, 1850-1855.
Research by Eva Lembcke; translation by Josef Bittersman and Bernard Kneuper. Houston, Tex.: 1985- . Ill.
LC call number: F395 .G3B57 1985 LH&G
LC control number: 86112674

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Boyd-Bowman, Peter.
Índice Geobiográfico de Más de 56 Mil Pobladores de la América Hispánica.
1st ed. Mexico: Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, UNAM: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1985- . Vol. <1 , ill., index of names. Believe only 1 vol. published.
LC call number: CS95 .B69 1985 LH&G
LC control number: 86197796

General information on where Spanish colonials originated in Spain; specific information regarding the origin of settlers in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Santo Domingo, and the Darien colony in Panama; a section on women who emigrated from 1509-1519; and statistics on merchants, servants, governors, the religious, and military captains. The remainder of the book is divided by Spanish province or city and lists emigrants from those places. Data include their servants, often in what year the emigrants sailed, where they settled, in what events they participated, year of death (if known), and who accompanied them. In some instances colonists made several round trips to Spain.

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Burgert, Annette K.
Eighteenth Century Emigrants from German-speaking Lands to North America.
Breinigsville, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1983-<1985 , vols. <1-2 , ill., index.
For additional works by this compiler consult the computer catalog.
LC call number: GR110 .P4A372 vol. 26
LC control number: 92074155

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Burgert, Annette K.
Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America.
Camden, Me.: Picton Press; Myerstown, Pa.: Available from AKB Pub., 1992. xxiv, 690 p., ill.
LC call number: GR110 .P4A372 vol. 26
LC control number: 92074155

"Prepared for distribution to members of the Pennsylvania German Society during 1992 as Volume XXVI in its series of publications on Pennsylvania German history and Culture" (verso title page).

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Annette Kunselman Burgert and Henry Z. Jones, Jr.
Westerwald to America: Some 18th Century German Immigrants.
Camden, Me.: Picton Press, 1989. X, 272 p., ill.
Facsimiles of ship passenger lists, pp. 223-32, and abstracts of German documents relating to emigrant families. LC call number: E184 .G3B88 1989
LC control number: 89060827

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Coldham, Peter Wilson.
The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775.
Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1988. xv, 920 p., ill., bibliography. Rev. ed. of Bonded Passengers to America, 1983.
LC call number: CS61 .C62 1988 LH&G
LC control number: 88080404

Concerned with the deportation of some 45,000 convicted felons from England to America, 1615-1775, with historical background, descriptions of the English prisons, comments on those who dispensed justice, and common business practices of those who transported the emigrants.

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Coldham, Peter Wilson
Supplement to The complete book of emigrants in bondage, 1614-1775.

Reveals additional data about approximately 3,000 of the above-mentioned emigrants.
LC call number: CS61 .C62 1988 Suppl. LH&G
LC control number: 92081863

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Connick, Lucile Mallon, comp.
Lists of Ships' Passengers, Mobile, Alabama.
2 vols. Mobile, Ala: L.M. Connick, 1988-<1989> . Ill. Vol. 1 (1838-1840); vol. 2 (1841-1860).
LC call number: F334 .M6C694 1988
LC control number: 89142111

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Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743: A Transcription of the Report of the Irish House of Commons Into Enforced Emigration to America. On added t.p.: . . . Journal of the House of Commons of the Kingdom of Ireland, Volume 7, 1796. Baltimore: Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1992. 134 p., index.
LC call number: E184 .I6E45 1992
LC control number: 91077067

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The First Germans in America: With a Biographical Directory of New York Germans. Edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1992. Index, bibliographical references.
Concerns 17th-century German emigrants.
LC call number: E184 .G3F57 1992
LC control number: 92166809

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The Famine Immigrants: Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851. Edited by Ira A. Glazier and Michael Tepper. 7 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983-1986. Bibliography, indexes.
LC call number: E184 .I6F25 1983 LH&G
LC control number: 83080078

The Great Potato Famine, brought on by a blight that struck the potato crop, reduced nearly all of Ireland to poverty. Between 1846-1851 over a million men, women, and children emigrated to the U.S. and Canada, the majority of them entering through the port of New York. In essence, this work is a chronological listing of nearly 651,000 passengers with name, age, sex, occupation, date of arrival, port of embarkation, and vessel.

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Filby, P. William, editor.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Bibliography, 1583-1900, Being a Guide to the Published Lists of Arrivals in the United States and Canada.
2nd ed. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., 1988. 195 p.
LC call number: Z5313 .U5F54 1988 LH&G
LC control number: 88126328

Gives "full bibliographic information for more than 2,550 published passenger and immigration lists." A revision of A Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists, 1538-1825, compiled by Harold Lancour. 3rd ed., rev. and enl. by Richard J. Wolfe, 1963.

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P. William Filby, with Mary K. Meyer.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: A Guide to Published Arrival Records of About 500,000 Passengers Who Came to the United States and Canada in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries.
1st ed. 3 vols. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., 1981. xxxv, 2,339 p., bibliographies.
LC call number: CS68 .F537 1981 LH&G
LC control number: 81143461

Alphabetical listing of passengers who arrived in North America and the West Indies between 1538-1900, compiled from published sources: passenger lists and naturalization records. Entries include age; year of arrival or naturalization, with an abbreviation for the bibliographic citation with volume and page. Some 125,000 names are added annually in the published Supplements.

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Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, 1850- . Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1988- . <1-> .
LC call number: E184 .G3G38 1988 LH&G
LC control number: 87035442

Approximately 70,000 names in each volume. Lists are arranged chronologically by ship arrival. "Every passenger is identified by full name, age, sex, occupation, destination and when . . . available [the] country, province, or town of origin."

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Hacker, Werner, editor.
Eighteenth Century Register of Emigrants from Southwest Germany (To America and Other Countries).

Approximately 65,000 names from "immigration data, tax records, bondage release papers, bills, etc."
LC call number: CS614 .H33 1994
LC control number: 94205591

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Hamburg (Germany). Auswanderungsamt. [Records, 1850-1873.]
LC call number: Microfilm 10,897GA-43N-43P Listen Direkt, Manuscript Division; Microfilm 10,897GB-23N-23P Listen Indirekt, Manuscript Division
LC control number: mm 83070243

Finding aid, Manuscript Division Reading Room. See also the vertical file, LH&G. Names east European emigrants from two lists covering the period 1850-1873: Direct Lists (indexed) are passengers who sailed directly from Hamburg, Germany, to their destination; Indirect Lists (indexed) names passengers who sailed from Hamburg, but who stopped at another European port before reaching their destination. Handwritten in German script, the names are arranged by first letter of the surname. Entries include name of the ship, master of the vessel, departure date, name of passenger, age, previous residence, occupation, and destination.

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Haury, David A., comp. and editor.
Index to Mennonite Immigrants on U.S. Passenger Lists, 1873-1904.
North Newton, Kan.: Mennonite Library and Archives, 1986. 224 p.
LC call number: E184 .M45H38 1986 LH&G
LC control number: 87116345

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Hebert, Donald J.
Acadian Families in Exile, 1785: And (Part Two) Exiled Acadians, An Index
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Rayne, La.: Herbert Publications, 1995. xiii. 343 p., ill., port.
LC call number: F380 .A2H42 1995 LH&G
LC control number: 95078163

Part 1, over 1,600 Acadian exiles transported on six ships from France to Louisiana in 1785, with marriage records from the seventh vessel. Part 2, a "general index" of 25,025 exiled 18th-century Acadians derived from five works published during the period 1978-1995.

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Holcomb, Brent, trans.
Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Charleston, 1820-1829.
Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1994. viii, 178 p., index.
LC call number: CS68 .H654 1994 LH&G
LC control number: 94078263

Names derived from documents deposited with the collectors of customs and from State Department transcripts, the only surviving 19th-century passenger manifests from the Port of Charleston.

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Irish Passenger Lists, 1847-1871: List of Passengers Sailing from Londonderry to America on Ships of the J. & J. Cooke Line and the McCorkell Line. Compiled under the direction of Brian Mitchell. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1988. xvii, 333 p., ill., index.
LC call number: E184 .I6I69 1988
LC control number: 87082306

For business reasons two Londonderry shipping firms kept passenger lists of their Atlantic crossings: J. & J. Cooke, 1847-1867, and William McCorkell & Co., 1863-1871. Cooke's include name of ship, year of embarkation, destination, Irish address of the passenger (usually town), and ages of children. The McCorkell lists provide name and address of passenger, month and year of embarkation, ages of children, month and year "engaged" at Philadelphia by the Robert Young and Co., name of the ship, month and year of embarkation.

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Italians to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, 1880-1899. Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1992- . Vol. 1- . Indexed.
LC call number: E184 .I8I844 1992
LC control number: 92024504

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Johnson, Martin Wm., trans.
Old Lutherans in Wisconsin & Minnesota: Membership Lists, Cemeteries, Passenger Lists, etc.
Belvidere, IL: M.W. Johnson, 1990. 2 microfiches, ill.
LC call number: Microfiche 94/2461 (E) MicRR
LC control number: 94628761

Records from Lutheran churches and cemeteries in Wis. and Minn., passenger lists of Lutherans arriving in New York, and the 1870 census of Pierce Co., Neb.

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Jones, Jack Moreland and Mary Bondurant Warren.
South Carolina Immigrants, 1760 to 1770.
Danielsville, GA: Heritage Papers, 1988. xi, 430 p., ill.
Over 7,000 names derived from Colonial sources.
LC call number: F268 .J66 1988 LH&G
LC control number: 89177023

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Junius Kristinsson.
Vesturfaraskra 1870-1914 = A Record of Emigrants from Iceland to America, 1870-1914.
Reykjavik: Sagnfraedistofnun Haskola Islands; Distributed by Sogufelag, 1983. xix, 492 p., ill., maps.
LC call number: JV6724 .J86 1983 LH&G
LC control number: 92192086

Lists 14,263 Icelanders according to their last place of residence in Iceland (by shire, community, farm, and house), year of emigration, marital status, age, port of embarkation, ship, destination, and source.

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Kaminkow, Jack and Marion.
A List of Emigrants from England to America, 1718-1759.
Baltimore, Md.: Magna Carta Book Co., 1988. xxvii, 292 p.
Includes 3,000 names. "Transcribed from microfilms of the original records at the Guildhall, London."
LC call number: E187.5 .K3 1988 LH&G
LC control number: 88083835

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Luxembourgers in the New World: A Reedition Based on the Work of Nicholas Gonner, "Die Luxemburger in der Neuen Welt," Dubuque, Iowa, 1889. Edited by Jean Ensch, Jean-Claude Muller, Robert E. Owen; original translations by Gerald L. Liebenau and Jean-Claude Muller. Esch-sur-Alzette, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: Editions-Reliuers Schortgen, 1987. 2 vols. Ill.
LC call number: E184 .L88L89 1987 LH&G
LC control number: 87170772

Vol. 1, discussion of Luxembourger emigration, 1840-1890, with comments on settlements, occupations, and activities in the U.S. Vol. 2, principally an index to approximately 4,000 personal and place names cited in the Luxembourger Gazette (Dubuque, Iowa), 1872-1892.

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Migration from the Russian Empire: Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York, 1875- . Edited by Ira A. Glazier. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1995- .
Includes "Poles, Byelorussians, Great Russians, Ukrainians, Jews, Finns, Lithuanians, Estonians, and Germans."
LC call number: E184 .R9M54 1995 LH&G
LC control number: 95075722

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Naeseth, Gerhard B.
Norwegian Immigrants to the United States: A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850.
Madison, Wis.: G.B. Naeseth, 1993- .
Brief biographical sketch of each immigrant. Vol. 1, 1825-1843.
LC call number: E184 .S2N24 1993
LC control number: 94161013

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Olsson, Nils William and Erik Wiken.
Swedish Passenger Arrivals in U.S. Ports 1820-1850.
Stockholm: Schmidts Boktryckeri AB, 1995. 628 p., bibliographical references, indexes.
New edition with additions and corrections.
LC call number: E184 .S23045 1995 LH&G
LC control number: 80475918

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Pennsylvania German Immigrants, 1709-1786: Lists Consolidated from Yearbooks of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society. Edited by Don Yoder. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980. xi, 394 p., ill.
LC call number: F160 .G3P43 LH&G
LC control number: 80050502

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Rasmussen, Louis J.
San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists.
4 vols. Colma, Calif.: San Francisco Historic Record & Genealogy Bulletin, 1965-70. Ill.
LC call number: HE601 .U5R3 LH&G
LC control number: 65013821

Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1978- . CS68 .R37 1978 Lists reconstructed principally from newspaper notices of ship arrivals because official government records of entry were destroyed by fire.

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Rhineland Emigrants: Lists of German Settlers in Colonial America. Edited by Don Yoder. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981. xii, 170 p., ill.
Includes 4,000 names from articles in Pennsylvania Folklife, 1966 to 1977.
LC call number: E184 .G3R44 1978 LH&G
LC control number: 80085116

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Rieder, Milton P., editor.
New Orleans Ship Lists, 1820-1823.
2 vols. Metairie, La., 1966.
Chronologically arranged.
LC call number: F368 .R5 LH&G
LC control number: 67001038

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Riviere, Mary Ann, comp.
From Palermo to New Orleans.
Pub. by M.A. Riviere, 1987. xxiii, 91 leaves, index.
LC call number: E184 .I8R56 1987
LC control number: 88115572

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Schenk, Trudy, Ruth Froelke, and Inge Bork.
The Wuerttemberg Emigration Index.
Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, Inc., 1986-92.
LC call number: CS627 .W86S34 1986 LH&G
LC control number: 85052453

Projected 8-volume work, each with approximately 12,000 names of individuals derived from 19th-century immigration registers of Wuerttemberg, Germany. Data include date and place of birth, date of emigration application, destination, home district of the applicant, and number of the microfilmed originals at the Genealogical Society of Utah.

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Ships Passenger Lists, Port of Galveston, Texas, 1847-1871. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1984. 131 p.
Over 9,000 names.
LC call number: F385 .S53 1984 LH&G
LC control number: 84254677

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The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Rev. ed. Edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, Inc., 1997. ix, 834, ills., bibliography, index.
"Immigration: Finding Immigrant Origins," pp. 441-519, edited by Kory L. Meyerink and Loretto Dennis Szucs.
LC call number: CS49 .S65 1997 LH&G
LC control number: 96041402

Discusses passenger manifests, oaths of allegiance, naturalization records, finding aids, special collections, and bibliographies (country by country), and approaches for doing research. Table 15-3, "Historical Summary of U.S. Naturalization Provisions," lists acts pertaining to naturalization, residence requirement, and eligibility.

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Spear, Burton W.
Search for the Passengers of the Mary & John, 1630.
18 vols. Rev. ed. Toledo, Ohio: B.W. Spear, 1985-92. Ill., bibliographic references, index.
LC call number: F3 .S64 1985 LH&G
LC control number: 85176253

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Swierenga, Robert P., comp.
Dutch Immigrants in U.S. Ship Passenger Manifests, 1820-1880: An Alphabetical Listing by Household Heads and Independent Persons.
Wilmington, Del: Scholarly Resources, 1983. 2 vols. xliv, 1,223 p.
LC call number: E184 .D9S95 1983 LH&G
LC control number: 82023078

Approximately 55,000 names from 100,000 passenger lists, chronologically arranged by date of arrival: name, relationship in the household, sex, age, occupation, destination, country of origin, vessel, port of embarkation, on board accommodation, port of arrival.

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Tepper, Michael, editor.
Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Baltimore, 1820-1834: From Customs Passenger Lists.
Elizabeth P. Bentley, trans. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1982. xxiii, 768 p., ill.
Lists some 50,000 names.
LC call number: CS68 .T46 1982 LH&G
LC control number: 82082643

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Tepper, Michael, editor.
Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819: The Philadelphia Baggage Lists.
Elizabeth P. Bentley, trans. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986. xvii, 913 p.
LC call number: CS68 .T464 1986
LC control number: 85081172

LH&G "Baggage lists" were the result of exempting in-coming passengers from paying duty on personal belongings as specified in legislation passed by Congress on March 2, 1799. Approximately 40,000 entries are alphabetically arranged by surnames of passengers, name of the vessel, and date of arrival. A separate alphabetical index lists the ships, their ports, and dates of embarkation. Historical background and a critical evaluation of the lists are covered in the introduction.

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United States. National Archives and Records Service.
Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives.
Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985. Rev. ed. xiii, 304 p., ill., facsims., bibliographies, index.
Discusses extant passenger arrival lists and indexes by ports of entry, pp. 41-59. Photographs of two lists, 1820 and 1907.
LC call number: Z5313 .U5U54 1985 LH&G
LC control number: 89191751

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Voultsos, Mary.
Greek Immigrant Passengers, 1885-1910.
4 vols. Worcester, Mass.: M. Voultsos, 1991. Index.
LC call number: E184 .G7V68 1991 LH&G
LC control number: 91066226

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Voultsos, Mary.
Index, Greek Immigrant Passengers, Port of Boston, 1902-1906.
Worcester, Mass.: M. Voultsos, 1993 pp.
Approximately 7,000 names.
LC call number: E184 .G7V685 1993
LC control number: 93086091

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Wareing, John.
Emigrants to America: Indentured Servants Recruited in London, 1718-1733.
Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1985. 111 p.
Names 1,544 indentured servants.
LC call number: CS59 .W37 1985 LH&G
LC control number: 84081938

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Wehner, Gustave.
"Das Schicksal der Bremer Auswanderer-Listen," Norddeutsche Familienkunde (1952-1953), pp. 74-118.

LC call number: CS610 .N6; photocopy in vertical file, LH&G
LC control number: none

Lists 2,645 emigrants who sailed from Bremen, Germany to North America, between 1832 and 1849, in Isabella, Pauline, Meta, and Uhland, master Jürgen Meyer. Taken from Fredrich Spengemann's Die Reisen der Segelfregatten Isabella, Pauline, Meta und Uhland nach Nordamerika; Nach Kapitan Jürgen Meyers Bordbuch. (Bremen: Buckdruckerei Vahland & Co., 1937). LC Microfilm 46844 (E).

Whyte, Donald.
A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada Before Confederation.
Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1986. xvi, 443 p., bibliography.
LC call number: CS83 .W49 LH&G
LC control number: 86198273

Contains "over 30,000 names" of emigrants settling in Canada before 1867, many of whom subsequently moved to the United States.

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Whyte, Donald.
A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the U.S.A..
2 vols. Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co., 1972-1986. Bibliographies and indexes.
LC call number: E184 .S3W49 LH&G
LC control number: 72087915

Vol. 1, approximately 6,480 names. Vol. 2, provides "names and other details" of 1,000 Scots who emigrated to Canada prior to 1867 as well as "additional material relating to 170 emigrants who were listed in Vol. 1.

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