Whether your family travelled into America from Ireland or another part of the world, you can now trace their arrival and settlement in over 75 million new travel and immigration records on genealogy hub Findmypast.

The new records, released last year, include passenger lists from major ports around America including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Detroit, Settle, San Francisco and many more, covering an impressive 162 years of arrivals into the United States . There are over 59 million records dating 1820-1957 for New York City alone!

Passenger lists vary in their level of detail, with some recording only a minimum about the travellers, but others include a wealth of information down to exact address and ultimate destination. If your family first moved to America in the 1800s or early 1900s, you’ve got a great chance of finding them in these new collections.

Also new to Findmypast’s immigration collections are naturalization records from Minnesota, West Virginia and Ohio. These fascinating records mark your ancestors’ settlement into their new communities as they become US citizens. Naturalization records usually offer great genealogical details including age, birth place and current address.

They may have been escaping The Irish Famine or simply visiting on a whirlwind vacation, either way, see if you can track your family’s movements in America with these exciting new records.

* Originally published in 2015.

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