Be the First Stop on the Genealogy Journey: A Note from our Content Manager

For many sheltering in place, researching family histories is becoming a popular hobby. The Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, available by subscription in electronic format on the Gale Directory Library, contains more than 5 million persons from over 120 countries, who departed from more than 140 ports in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the South Pacific, arriving to more than 200 ports in the area now known as North and South America.

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index covers those who immigrated to North American between the late 1500 to the mid-20th Century.  Entries include name of immigrant, age, date, port of arrival or place of first mention in the New World, names and ages of family members who immigrated together, immigrant country of origin and occupation, ship name, port, and date of departure. Users are also able to export pertinent entries for further review and research. 

This previously print-only index is deserving of a place in your virtual library. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index makes a wonderful first step for new genealogical researchers who may just be starting with a family member’s name.

Meet the Author

Tara Atterberry has been with Gale for 25 years and manages biography and genealogy content. She’s thrilled to be able to incorporate her genealogy hobby into her professional life. Lately, she has been navigating being home with her two daughters and three cats all the time—and would like to report that everyone in the house is still alive!

Complete this form to request a trial of the Passenger and Immigration Lists Index.