Find your ancestors in Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1903-1945

Find out fascinating new details about your ancestors in this collection of passenger lists from the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, along the Gulf Coast of the United States. Learn the name of the ship they traveled on and their age at the time of their arrival in the United States, information that will enrich your family history.

What can these records tell me?

There are more than 480,000 records in this collection documenting the importance of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana in the first half of the 20th century. While the information for each person may vary, Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1903-1945 usually provides:

  • First and last name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Birth place/nationality
  • Arrival year
  • Ship name

  • Discover more about Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1903-1945

    Located at the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans has long been an important center for travelers. The Mississippi River served as a vital waterway connecting the interior of the United States with the ocean and the wider world. Explore these passenger lists and see that while many people did remain in New Orleans and Louisiana, many others did not and continued their journey to other places along the river and across the country.

    Use these records and uncover new information about your family members and their journey in the United States. The details you learn can help fill in your family history and lead you to continue your genealogical research in our other collections of Louisiana newspapers, federal censuses and military records.