Find your ancestors in Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Explore this collection of passenger Lists from Baltimore, Maryland, in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, between the years 1820 and 1957. Uncover crucial details about your ancestors like the name of the ship they traveled on and the year it arrived in the country.

What can these records tell me?

This collection includes more than 1.5 million records, each with a transcript and image, for ship arrivals in the city of Baltimore, Maryland for over 130 years. While the information for each person may vary, Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 usually provides:

  • First and last name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Birth place/nationality
  • Arrival year
  • Ship name
  • Discover more about Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

    Baltimore, Maryland was one of the major port cities of the United States throughout the 19th century and continued to receive ships and people from around the world well into the 1900s. The city was so important to the early United States that one famous battle fought for its control inspired Francis Scott Key to write a poem that became the “Star Spangled Banner,” the national anthem.

    Explore these passenger lists and uncover new facts that will deepen and enrich your family history. You can then use the details you learn to find out more about your relatives in our other collections, like the federal censuses and military records, in addition to Maryland newspapers.