Passenger lists are an invaluable source for those with migratory ancestors.
Our Transatlantic Migration Index contains the names of over 40,000 individuals who travelled from North America to Great Britain and Ireland between 1858 and 1870. Ports in Great Britain and Ireland were required to record these details due to concerns over American support for an uprising by the Fenians in Ireland.
Irish emigrants continued to pass through Irish and British ports well into the late 19th and 20th centuries. The Passenger Lists 1890 – 1960 cover departures from many British and Irish ports to destinations worldwide. Included in these records are the passenger lists for the HMS Titanic and the thousands of immigrants who disembarked at Ellis Island after 1892.