Are ship manifests available from departing ports in Europe? #general

Jx. Gx.

Hello Everyone,

I'd like to know if ship manifests prepared at departing ports in Antwerp and Le Havre  between 1905 and 1920 are available somewhere online for ships that arrived at Ellis Island.  I'm hoping to match these documents with the manifests I have for my ancestors who arrived at Ellis during that time. 

Thank you!
Jeffrey Gee

David Choukroun

Dear Jeffrey,

Without being 100% sure, I would say that the first step is to check here :
Then depending on the name of the ships, you may ask them to search for the ship manifest (I guess this is the list of passengers)

A second step here :

Sometimes, you have also some Archives in the port of registration of each ship (Le Havre mainly) - but this would be more about the equipage's names (Captain and others)

otherwise, Ellis Island records that you may already know are most of the time enough to complete a family or dates

hope that helps



Hamburg and Bremen both have manifests. I also think Liverpool.  

rv Kaplan

There are manifests for ships leaving UK ports, eg Liverpool and Glasgow, for the USA, Canada etc.
Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland


- Ariogala, Josvainiai, Kedainiai, Krakes, Seta, Veliuona, Grinkiskis, Lithuania

FELMAN, MIL(L)ER, ROSENBLOOM - Kamenets-Podolsk, Shatava, Balyn, Ukraine

TROPP, STORCH - Kolbuszowa, Cmolas,Galicia



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16:47 (5 minutes ago)
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Hamburg and Bremen both have manifests. I also think Liverpool.  

On Sun, 19 Jul 2020 at 16:47, <bgreenfield7@...> wrote:
Hamburg and Bremen both have manifests. I also think Liverpool.  




There are a number of ports that have departure manifests online. Check

You can search by shipping line or port

Jeff Goldner
Researching Goldner, Singer, Neuman, Braun, Schwartz, Reichfeld (Hungary/Slovakia); Adler, Roth, Ader (Galicia); Soltz/Shultz (Vitebsk, maybe Lithuania)

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>

Re: the Bremen Passenger Lists
The Bremen Passenger Lists were destroyed, during the war, I assume. A group reconstructed the Bremen lists from the arrivals in New York. Unlike the Hamburg Passenger Lists which sometimes have different information than the New York Passenger Lists, nothing is different in the published lists.
One example, my ggrandmother's entry on the Hamburg list, in 1850s, had her place of birth, which led me to her records and her family. With a common name, Hirsch, I had her parents names from her death certificate as well, so I took a chance on that town which had records available. They were indeed her parents in the town where she was born. Nothing like that would happen with the reconstructed Bremen Lists.
Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Stephen Weinstein

There were no "ships that arrived at Ellis Island".  Ships (large vessels that crossed the ocean) arrived at Manhattan and all passengers got off the ships there.  Third class (steerage) passengers were then taken to Ellis Island on ferries (smaller boats).  (First and second class passengers were processed in Manhattan.)

Manifests for passengers departing from Hamburg, Germany are available online.  I think has them.  I don't know about Antwerp (Belgium) or Le Havre (France).