Explore this collection of passenger Lists from Baltimore, Maryland, in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, between the years 1820 and 1957. Uncover crucial details about your ancestors like the name of the ship they traveled on and the year it arrived in the country.
This collection includes more than 1.5 million records, each with a transcript and image, for ship arrivals in the city of Baltimore, Maryland for over 130 years. While the information for each person may vary, Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 usually provides:
Baltimore, Maryland was one of the major port cities of the United States throughout the 19th century and continued to receive ships and people from around the world well into the 1900s. The city was so important to the early United States that one famous battle fought for its control inspired Francis Scott Key to write a poem that became the “Star Spangled Banner,” the national anthem.
Explore these passenger lists and uncover new facts that will deepen and enrich your family history. You can then use the details you learn to find out more about your relatives in our other collections, like the federal censuses and military records, in addition to Maryland newspapers.
The passenger list image associated with each record often has additional information that is not present in the transcript. This includes the name of the departure port and the exact date of arrival in Baltimore. Be sure to check the image, as well as adjacent images using the previous and next buttons in the image viewer, in order to find all of the information for your ancestor that you can.
If you are having difficulty finding your family members in the records, you can expand your search by clicking the “name variants” box under the search bar. This will return even more records, including those with similar names, alternate spellings or the use of initials or middle names.
Findmypast has another collection of passenger lists for the city of Baltimore between the years 1846-1851. These years correspond to the Great Irish Famine and massive immigration from Ireland. If you can’t find your Irish ancestor in these records try checking the other passenger list records. See the link in the Useful links section on the right side of this page.