Find your ancestors in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1948

Discover new information about your family in this collection of passenger Lists from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the northeastern United States, between the years 1800 and 1948. Uncover details about your ancestor like their date of arrival and the name of the ship they traveled on, information that can help you to expand your family history research.

What can these records tell me?

This collection includes nearly 3.3 million records, documenting the arrival of travelers to the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for almost 150 years. While the information for each person can vary, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1948 usually provides:

  • First and last name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Birth country
  • Citizenship
  • Arrival year
  • Arrival city
  • Ship name

  • Discover more about Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1948

    The records in this collection are an incredible source illustrating the history of immigration to the United States and the importance of Philadelphia as a port city. Philadelphia was a major center for trade in the early 1800s and remained an important port city throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. These records show the large numbers of people arriving in Philadelphia for nearly 150 years, from 1800 when the national capitol was moved to Washington, D.C. until the year 1948.

    Find out new facts in these records that you can use to expand your family history and continue your research. You can then use the details you learn to find your relatives in our other collections, including federal censuses and military records, as well as Pennsylvania newspapers.