Ships to NY in the unindexed years now online
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V. 2 #5: Those Unindexed New York Years for Ships Passenger Lists
I've just added another 7 passenger lists for ships arriving
in New York during the unindexed NY years. There is a CD ROM
for NY arrivals 1820-1850, but there is no index on
microfilm from 1847-1896
I'm concentrating on 1850 and 1851 but I have a few ships in
other unindexed years too (1848, 1871, and 1873 so far)
These are images of the actual passenger lists, they are
*not* transcribed elsewhere on Olive Tree.
Today I uploaded the following:
Ariel 1851 Jan. 3 Sierra Leona to New York (carried American
Isla de Cuba 1851 Jan. 3 Havana Cuba to New York
Harriet 1851 Feb 24 Sabinilla to New York (carried American
General Briggs 1851 Feb 24 Me ? to New York (I can't read
the port of departure, but this ship carried German
John French 1851 Feb 24 Sabinilla to New York (carried
London 1851 April London to New York (carried a variety of
Ivanhoe 1851 Jan. 2 Liverpool to New York (carried mostly
Irish, some English passengers)
The index to this ongoing project and other ships uploaded
since December can be found at
Good luck in your search!
New York Almshouse Records (covers wide geographic area!)
I have just uploaded new records for NY City Almshouse for
1826 and 1827. This adds to the existing records on Olive
Tree Genealogy for 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1855,
1856, 1857 and 1858. When this project is finished the
records will be complete from 1819-1844 and 1855-1858
In the early 1800's port cities in the USA bore the burden
of immigration. By the time they arrived, so many immigrants
were tired, hungry and poor they ended up in the City
As far back as the colonial era, New York City assumed
responsibility for its citizens who were destitute, sick,
homeless, or otherwise unable to care for themselves. The
city maintained an almshouse, various hospitals, and a
workhouse on Blackwell's Island (now called Roosevelt
Island) for the poor.
Part of the information taken Almshouse clerks was the place
of birth of each person, the name of the ship they arrived
on and where the ship sailed from. Using this online (free)
database will allow you to find individuals from many
countries and many states within USA.
There are 180 individuals listed in the 1826 Alms House
Registers, along with the following ships they sailed on:
Albion ,Ann ,Ann Marie ,Atlantic ,Baltic ,Barcelona
,Bimmahome? ,Boston ,Bowditch ,Camillons ,Carolina Ann
,Catherine ,Chesapeake ,Cincinnatus ,Combine ,Comhand?
,Compeer ,Constitution ,Courier ,Cuba ,Danube ,Diana ,Dublin
Packet ,Edward Bonasse ,Eliza Barker ,Elizabeth ,Fame
,Farmer? ,Francis Henrietta ,Ganess ,Ganges ,General Putnam
,Gulorace? Gulosase? ,Henry ,Hibernian ,Howard ,Hunter
,Huskinson ,Isaac [illegible] ,James Cegzar ,John &
Elizabeth ,John & James ,Lady Hunter ,Laurel ,Leonidas ,Lord
Strangford ,Louisa ,Maine ,Margaret ,Orizambo ,Panther
,Phoenix ,Plutarch ,Remittance ,Reunion ,Richmond ,Sabina
,Salidas ,Silas Richmond ,Splendid ,Superior ,Sylvester
Haley ,Thames ,Thompson ,Tontine ,Two Mary's ,United States
,Virginia ,William ,Wilson ,Zenophon
Of the 180 individuals listed, 125 were from Ireland.
There are 270 individuals listed with the following ship
names in the 1827 Alms House Admission Records:
Albion , Alicia , Amelia , American , Ann Marie , Atlantic ,
Aurora , Baltic , Blakely , Borneo , Brighton , Brittania ,
Candis , Carleton , Carolina Ann , Clover , Compeer ,
Concordia , Constitution , Cortes , Courier , Curlew ,
Dalhousie Castle , Dancer , Danish Iris , Diana , Dublin
Packet , Edward , Edward Bonasse , Eliza , Eliza Baker ,
Emulous , Fame , Fenwick , Francis Henrietta , Franklin ,
Ganges , Garland , Gen. Putnam , Gentile , George Clinton ,
Gridley , Hamilton , Hector , Henrietta , Henry Freeland?
Kneeland? , Holbert , Hope & Easter , Hudson , Hunter ,
India , Ivory , James & Margaret , Java , Jno (John) &
Elizabeth , John Adams , Jubilee , Lady Henrietta ,Lady
Hunter , Lady Wellington , Lark , Leeds , Liverpool , Lord
Wellington , Louisa , Lydia , Maine , Manchester , Margaret
Boyle , Martha , Mary , Mary Howland , Meteor , Michaels ,
Nelson? Wilson? , New England , New Hampshire , New Orleans
, Newry , Peru , Plutarch , Princess Charlotte , Robert
Edwards , Robert Fulton , Roman , Sarah George , Silvanus
Genkins , St Michael , St. Croix , St. Nichady , Thomas ,
Thomas & William , Thompson , Torn? Tom? , Traveler ,
Trident , Trio , Union , Venus , Virginia , Westmoreland ,
William , William & George , William Byrnes , William Dawson
, Wilson , Wm. H. Pantheon?
Of the 270 individuals listed, 201 were from Ireland.
Places of birth for these years were "at sea", Canada,
England, France, Germany, Glascow, Ireland, Liverpool,
London, Long Island, Massachusetts, New York, Newry, Quebec,
Sag Harbour, Scotland, St Johns NB, Switzerland, Virginia
Ports of departure were Belfast, Bremen ,Cork, Dublin,
Dundee, Easport, Galway, Greenock, Halifax NS, Havre
,Jamaica ,Liverpool ,London ,Londonderry ,Marseilles ,
New Castle, New Haven, Newry, Porto Cabello, Savannah,
Sligo, Richmond ,Rotterdam ,Sligo ,Newfoundland ,St. Johns
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