Discover important information about your family members in these passenger lists from Wilmington and Morehead City, North Carolina, in the southeastern United States. Learn key details about your ancestors like the name of the ship they traveled on and their age at the time of their arrival.
There are more than 88,000 records documenting the arrival of travelers in North Carolina for 50 years. While the information for each person may vary, North Carolina, Wilmington and Morehead City Passenger Lists 1908-1958 usually provides:
The ports of Wilmington and Morehead City are just about 100 miles apart on the North Carolina coast and had long been important maritime centers. These passenger lists show the travelers coming into the cities as well as the crew lists for various ships operating out of the ports from the beginning of the 20th century until after World War II.
These records can help you to uncover new information about your ancestors and continue your family history research. Remember that while travelers may have begun their journey in the United States in North Carolina, many people then spread out across the country so be sure to check our collections of national records as well as local North Carolina records and newspapers.
The passenger list image associated with each record often has additional information that is not in the transcript. This includes the name of the departure port and the exact date of arrival, as well as fascinating details like their occupation, marital status, and even a physical description. Be sure to check the image, and adjacent images, to ensure you find all of the details for your ancestor that you can.
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