This bibliography does not include citations to published works mentioned earlier in this leaflet.

General Works

Arlene Eakle and Johni Cerny, eds., The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy (Salt Lake City: 1984). (Comprehensive guide to genealogical research; see Tracking Immigrant Origins, pp. 452-517.)

Marcia Eisenberg, Immigration and Naturalization Records as Genealogical Sources, Tree Talks [newsletter of Central New York Genealogical Society], 21:1 (March 1981), 3-13.

James H. Kettner, The Development of American Citizenship, 1608-1870 (Chapel Hill, NC: 1978). (Technical monograph on constitutional and legal aspects of naturalization.)

James C. Neagles and Lila Lee Neagles, Locating Your Immigrant Ancestor: A Guide to Naturalization Records, rev. ed. (Logan, UT: 1986).

John J. Newman, American Naturalization Processes and Procedures, 1790-1985 (Indianapolis: 1985). (Detailed guide to naturalization laws and forms.)

Michael Tepper, American Passenger Arrival Records: A Guide to Records of Immigrants Arriving at American Ports by Sail and Steam (Baltimore: 1988).

U.S. National Archives & Records Service. Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives (Washington: 1982).

Guides to ship passenger arrivals:

Carl Boyer, 3d, ed., Ship Passenger Lists: New York and New Jersey (1600-1825) (Newhall, CA: 1978).

John P. Colletta, "Tips on Ships: Searching New York Passenger Arrivals, 1847-1896," Genealogical Helper, 48:4 (July-Aug. 1994), 6-8.

Diane Snyder Ptak, A Passage in Time: The Ships that Brought Our Ancestors 1620-1940 (Albany: 1992).

Bradley W. Steuart, Passenger Ships Arriving in New York Harbor [1 vol. to date, covering 1820-50] (Bountiful, UT: 1991+).

Published bibliographies and abstracts of ship passenger or immigrant lists (pre- or non-Federal):

Harold Lancour, Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists, 1538-1825; Being a Guide to Published Lists of Early Immigrants to North America (New York: 1963), completely revised as Passenger and Immigration Lists Bibliography, 1538-1900, ed. P. William Filby (Detroit: 1981; 2d ed. 1988).

Diane Snyder Ptak, A Compilation of American and Canadian Passenger/Emigration Registers (Albany: 1993).

Michael Tepper, ed., Immigrants to the Middle Colonies: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data . . . (Baltimore: 1978).

Published lists of immigrants from various European nations, mostly compiled from federal records:


Leo Baca, Czech Immigration Passenger Lists, 4 vols. (Richardson, TX: 1983-91).


Gary J. Zimmerman and Marion Wolfert, German Immigrants: Lists of Passengers Bound from Bremen to New York . . ., 4 vols. [1847-71] (Baltimore: 1985-93).

Trudy Schenk and Ruth Froelke, The Wuerttemberg Emigration Index [6 vols. to date] (Salt Lake City: 1986+).

Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby, Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports [38 vols. to date, covering 1850-81] (Wilmington, DE: 1988+).


Mary Voultsos, Greek Immigrant Passengers, 1885-1910, 3 vols. (Worcester, MA: 1991).


Ira A. Glazier, ed., The Famine Immigrants: Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851, 7 vols. (Baltimore: 1983-86).

Brian Mitchell, Irish Passenger Lists 1847-1871 (Baltimore: 1988).


Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby, Italians to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports [4 vols. to date, covering 1880-90] (Wilmington, DE: 1992+).


Robert P. Swierenga, Dutch Immigrants in U.S. Ship Passenger Manifests, 1820-1880, 2 vols. (Wilmington, DE: 1983).


Nils W. Olsson, Swedish Passenger Arrivals in New York, 1820-1850 (Chicago: 1967); Additions and Corrections (St. Paul: 1979).