Re: (Netherlands) Passenger List of the Holland America Line 1900-1920 Online on Open Archives

Sheila Toffell

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 05:05 PM, Jan Meisels Allen wrote:

Open Archives which is a Dutch genealogical website announced they have placed the passenger lists of the Holland-America Line 1900-1920 online.  Go to:

Type in the name you are researching in the search box. You may not get the actual manifest but a listing of what is on the manifest. When you click on the manifest a list of passengers names appears. Click on the name you are searching then a new window appears with the source listed a passenger registers.


The Holland America Line (HAL) transported about one million Eastern Europeans t America from Rotterdam between 1880 and 1920.  The HAL had offices in Bulgaria, Latvia and Russia where tickets could be purchased for the train to Rotterdam, the boat to America.



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee





 Hi Jan,
Is there an English option in the actual archives site?  Somewhere down the bottom there is a link to the archives site, but before I start with the online translations  megillah I thought I would ask. I found names, clicked on them and got the list, clicked on the name and got the basic info, which is great, but how do I know if a manifest is available?

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