Find your ancestors in Florida, Key West Passenger Lists, 1898-1945

Learn more about your family members who landed in Key West, part of Florida Keys, in the southeastern United States. Find out key details like the name of the ship they traveled on and the year it arrived in the country.

What can these records tell me?

There are more than 110,000 records showing the arrivals in the city of Key West, Florida. While the information for each person varies, Florida, Key West Passenger Lists 1898-1945 usually provides:

  • First and last name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Birth place/nationality
  • Arrival year
  • Ship name

  • Discover more about Florida, Key West Passenger Lists, 1898-1945

    The city of Key West is located at the southern tip of the Florida Keys, a chain of islands off the coast of Florida, sticking out into the Gulf of Mexico. Due in part to its geographic position, Key West was an important port city and many travelers and new immigrants entered the country though this city, especially those traveling to and from destinations in the Americas and the Caribbean. These passenger lists show the thousands of travelers who began their journey in the United States in Florida, during the first half of the 20th century.

    These records can help you to discover new information about your family members and enrich your genealogical research. You can use the details you learn to find out more about your ancestors in our other collections, like Florida newspapers, United States census records, and military records.