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Finding Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Galveston, Texas

More than 133,000 immigrants disembarked at the port of Galveston, Texas, between 1846 and 1948. The Great Galveston Hurricane of 8 September 1900 destroyed much of the city, including the buildings that housed the immigration records. There are very few records surviving between 1871-1894.

1846-1871: Quarterly Abstracts are the only passenger lists available and are on microfilm

1872-1895: No federal or state Ships Passenger Lists Arrival Records except for a few for 1892, 1893

1896-1951: Passenger Lists available on microfilm

 

How to Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Galveston Texas from 1844 to 1954

1. Search online ships passenger lists. The best sites for these early ships passenger lists to Galveston are:

How to Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Galveston Texas from 1893 to 1948

1. Search online ships passenger lists. The best sites for these early ships passenger lists to Galveston are:

 

What's Available at NARA for Ships Passenger Lists to Texas

  • Aransas Pass, Texas, 1912-1921, 1959-1965
  • Galveston, Texas, 1846-1871, 1896-1951
  • Port Aransas, Texas, 1912-1921, 1959-1965

Search NARA Microfilm for Ships Passenger Lists to Texas Ports of Arrival 1846-1965

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