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02 October 2015

Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948

When looking for our ancestors who first came to America, many of us tend to look first at the arrivals into New York City, however not all people entered there. Other ports, such as Baltimore, Boston and Charleston were a few of those locations where are ancestors first saw the country that would be their new home.
Yesterday, Familysearch.org added the Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948. The collection, which includes over 1.6 million records, is name search able. The records are very good and provide wonderful information for researchers. The example below shows three siblings, Chaje, Israel and Jossel Cohen. The record shows they were on their way from Russia to an eventual destination of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to reunite with their brother, Hirsch .


The record shows that they started their journey on the 9th day of November 1905 on board the ship Brandenburg, and arriving in Baltimore on the 23th day of November. The record lists the entire family as Hebrew and gives their last residence. These records are a great source of information for researchers and would be a great source for those who are having a difficult time finding the arrival records of their ancestors.

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