Find out fascinating new details about your ancestors in this collection of passenger lists from the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, along the Gulf Coast of the United States. Learn the name of the ship they traveled on and their age at the time of their arrival in the United States, information that will enrich your family history.
There are more than 480,000 records in this collection documenting the importance of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana in the first half of the 20th century. While the information for each person may vary, Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1903-1945 usually provides:
Located at the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans has long been an important center for travelers. The Mississippi River served as a vital waterway connecting the interior of the United States with the ocean and the wider world. Explore these passenger lists and see that while many people did remain in New Orleans and Louisiana, many others did not and continued their journey to other places along the river and across the country.
Use these records and uncover new information about your family members and their journey in the United States. The details you learn can help fill in your family history and lead you to continue your genealogical research in our other collections of Louisiana newspapers, federal censuses and military records.
The passenger list image attached to each record often has additional information that is not in the transcript. This can include the name of the departure port and the exact date of arrival, as well as other information like their occupation, their final destination, and the names of any relatives. Be sure to look at the image, and previous images, in order to find all of the details for your ancestor that you can.
If you are having trouble locating someone in the records, you can broaden your search by selecting the “name variants” box under the search bar. This will return more records, including those with similar names, alternate spellings or the use of initials or middle names.
If you cannot find your ancestor when including their birth year or arrival year in your search, try widening the year range. This will extend your search and return even more results.
Findmypast has an additional collection of passenger lists for the city of New Orleans between the years 1846-1851. These years match the Great Irish Famine and massive immigration from Ireland. If you cannot find your Irish ancestor in these records try checking the other passenger list records. See the link in Useful links to the right.