Find your ancestors in Florida, Tampa Passenger Lists, 1898-1945

Uncover new details about your family members who arrived in the United States in the city of Tampa, on the Gulf coast of Florida. Learn important information like their birth country and the name of the ship on which they traveled.

What can these records tell me?

There are more than 90,000 records documenting arrivals in the city of Tampa, Florida, in the southeastern United States. While the information for each person may vary, Florida, Tampa Passenger Lists 1898-1945 usually provides:

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

  • Discover more about Florida, Tampa Passenger Lists, 1898-1945

    The city of Tampa, located on the western coast of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico, has long been an important maritime center and was a center for fishing and trade since the 18th century. This importance increased during the 1800s and early 1900s as the local population grew and more people traveled through the port of Tampa, especially to popular destinations in the Caribbean Sea and the Americas, like Cuba. These passenger lists show the thousands of travelers who began their journey in the United States in Florida, from just before the turn of the 20th century up until the close of World War II.

    Use these records to help you to uncover new facts about your family members and continue your family history research. You can use the information you learn in our other collections of Florida records and newspapers, as well as national collections like the US census or military records.