Find your ancestors in Washington, Seattle Passenger Lists, 1890-1957

Discover more about your family members who entered the United States in the city of Seattle, Washington, on the west coast of the United States. Find out key details about your ancestors like their year of birth and the name of the ship on which they traveled.

What can these records tell me?

This collection includes more than 647,000 records for people arriving in the port of Seattle, Washington over a 67 year period. While the information for each person varies, Washington, Seattle Passenger Lists, 1890-1957 typically provides:

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

  • Discover more about Washington, Seattle Passenger Lists, 1890-1957

    Although Seattle was incorporated in 1869, relatively recently for an American city, it quickly became an important center for exporting the regions rich natural resources, and so the population relied on sea travel and trade. During the first decades of the 20th century, the population boomed in part due to immigration, and today Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington.

    Use these records to uncover new information about your ancestors and their journey in the United States. The details you learn will help you to continue your family history research in our other collections of Washington records and newspapers.