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Emigration records & the ships of our ancestors

100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway - The Solem, Swiggum and Austheim ship index is a great web site with information about the ships that brought Norwegian emigrants to the US. It also includes an excellent explanation of Norwegian emigration records and passenger list records Hunting Passenger Lists - a guide on how to trace Norwegian emigrants from various records. On this web site you can also obtain information about how to subscribe to TheShipsList-L-request@rootsweb.com - a mailing list for people interested in emigration ships, and much much more. This is a "must visit" web site!

The Digitalarkivet at the University of Bergen in Norway has made Norwegian emigration records, census records, and much much more available on the Internet. Another "must visit" web site! Make sure that you explore this web site thoroughly so that you become familiar with all of the records that are available, including the "Internet exhibitions".

The Norwegian Emigrant Museum was founded in 1952 as part of the Norwegian Folkmuseum in Oslo. In 1973 the museum moved to Hamar, and in 1988 it became an independent national institution named The Norwegian Emigrant Museum. The museum conducts research on Norwegian emigration, and offers its research services for a fee. Unfortunately there is no free genealogy information available on their web page.

Emigration Center at Stavanger On July 4th, 1825, the 54 feet long sloop "Restauration" set sail from Stavanger, bound for New York. Three months later, on October 9th, the sloop and its 52 passengers from the southwestern part of Norway anchored in the port of New York. The Norwegian emigration history started in Stavanger, and the city is therefore host to the Norwegian Emigration Center. Their web site has information about the center, including the genealogy research services that they offer (for a fee).

The Tide of Emigration to The United States And to The British Colonies. Extracts from an article printed in the Illustrated London News on Saturday, July 6th, 1850.

For the people who are not in a hurry: The Danish Thingvalla Line is a great article by Professor Odd S. Lovoll on one of the passenger lines that transported emigrants from Scandinavia to the U.S.A.

Scandinavian Emigrant Ship Descriptions and Voyage Narratives is one of several web pages at Bert Nelson's very nice web site Tracing Mormon Pioneers

Records of the Cunard Steamship Company 1840-1976 (mainly 1880s- 1960s) - from the University of Liverpool Archives. See also The National Maritime Museum (UK) and the The Public Record Office (UK)

inGeneas Database - Canadian passenger and immigration records from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century.

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - database with transcriptions of passenger lists from almost 600 ships!

CIMO - Cimorelli Immigration Manifests Online - is part of the larger web site PIE - Pursuing our Italian Names Together. This is another excellent resource on immigrant ships!

Researching Ships & Passenger Lists is a web page maintained by Christine Gaunt. It contains a wealth of links on this topic.

Genealogy research topics from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) includes online essays on such topics as Immigration and Naturalization Records, and Ship Passenger Lists.

The American Maritime Education and Research Center has a large collection (nearly 100,000) of architectural and technical drawings of watercraft and related maritime industry.

Ships, Passenger Lists & Immigration is a collection of links on this topic maintained by Cyndi Howell.






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