New Orleans Ship Passenger List Online Index -- January - July 1851
This is an online index to a portion of the New Orleans ship passenger lists available on microfilm in the Research Room at the Louisiana State Archives. This index covers the roughly six-month period from January 1 to July 7, 1851.
Also available on microfilm in the Research Room are card indexes of the ship passenger lists for the port of New Orleans. These indexes cover the years 1820 to 1850 and 1853 to 1952. The indexes are found on the following three series of microfilm:
1820 to 1850 - National Archives Microfilm M334 (Accession Number N1994-21)
1853 to 1899 - National Archives Microfilm T527 (Accession Number N1994-22)
1900 to 1952 - National Archives Microfilm T618 (Accession Number N1998-25)
This online index is an attempt to fill in the previously unindexed two-year period of 1851 and 1852. Information provided in this database includes passenger name, date of arrival, name of ship, and port of departure.
With the date of arrival and name of ship, researchers can then locate on microfilm the ship manifest listing all passengers on that particular ship. Information available on these lists includes age, sex, occupation, country to which the passengers belong, country to which they intend to become inhabitants, and the number that died on the passage. The Research Room has microfilm copies of the ship passenger lists for New Orleans for the period of 1820 to 1903 (Accession Number P1990-22) and 1903 to 1921 (Accession Number N2000-01). These microfilm are available in a number of other repositories including the National Archives.
This index has been made possible by the efforts of Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane and several volunteers. Jane Aprill, CGRS, abstracted the names. Inputting the names in the computer were Mrs. Aprill, Donna Johnston, Ranson Lege, Margie Luke, Agnes-Loretta Porche-Wyatt, and Judy Riffel. State Archives staff also worked with the volunteers to make the index available online.
Use your browser's Search/Find feature to search the following text files, or download the files and search with your word processing or text editor software. Please note the "version date" at the top of each list. As more indexing is completed, the version dates will be updated to indicate that data has been added.