The Famine Immigrants: Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846 - 1851
The Famine Immigrants [Vol. I]. Ira A. Glazier. (1983). The blight that struck the Irish potato crop in the winter of 1845-46 brought ruin to tens of thousands of tenant farmers and laborers, reducing almost all of Ireland to poverty and, as a result, people had the choice of leaving Ireland or perishing.
So, between 1846 and 1851, more than a million men, women and children emigrated to the United States and Canada, mostly through the port of New York. The information on these people exists in an invaluable series of port arrival records, the Customs Passenger Lists. Unpublished and only partially indexed, these records have been studied and the result is The Famine Immigrants series of which this is the first volume. From January 1846 to June 1847, 85,000 Irish men, women, and children arrived at the port of New York. The passenger lists are arranged by ship and date of arrival in New York, and each person is identified with respect to age, sex, occupation, and family relationships where such was indicated in the original manifests. The extensive index contains all of the passenger names in the text.Genealogical.com publishes genealogy books and CDs. Whether you are just beginning to explore your family tree or are an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data, Genealogical.com can provide you with the resources you need. We publish over 2,000 genealogy books and compact discs featuring colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, family history, and genealogy methods and sources. Genealogical.com is the online home of Genealogical Publishing Company, Clearfield Company, and Gateway Press. Search our genealogy books by title, author or keyword phrase or browse our genealogy book sale.