Passenger Lists US and Canada 1825-1871

I have compiled a listing of all Buggy’s that I found in the main publication by legendary passenger list/ship manifest (PL/SM) genealogist P. William Filby (1911-2002).[1] This publication, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index (PILI), has been published regularly since 1981, with the 2011 supplement being it’s 31st year. To date PL/SM’s covering over 5 million names have been published.[2] Since Filby’s death his work has been carried on by an advisory board and other dedicated genealogists.

Unfortunately there is no complete index covering all years of publication since 1891. However, there are 6 cumulated publications which cover the years 1982-1985, 1986-1990, 1991-1995, 1996-2000, 2001-2005, 2006-2010. The names below are taken from all the cumulated publications and the 2011 Part 1 publication.

There is overlap between this list and the famine immigrants to the US from a previous post. Both have names that are not in the other list so it is best to consult both if you are tracing ancestors from this time period. There is also some duplication in this listing of names.

If you have access to copies of the PILI you do the following to search it: Find your ancestors name, note the reference name and page for the PL/SM publication beside the name, find this reference number at the start of the book to get the name of the PL/SM, get a copy of this publication and use the page number quoted in the PILI to find your ancestors name.

The headings in the document refer to the following                                                              Port: Port of Entry                                                                                                                          Year: Year that person came to US or Canada                                                                        Book Year: The cumulated PILI supplement in which the name was found                              Reference: The PILI reference number for the PL/SM                                                       Page: The page in the PL/SM where the name is found. This is not the page in PILI.

All the entries are available for download in a pdf file via the link below.

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Passenger Lists US and Canada 1825-1871


[1] Filby, P. William, and Mary K. Meyer, eds. Passenger and Immigration List Index. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1981. Print.

[2] Macy, Harry, ed. Passenger and Immigration List Index 2011 Supplement Part 1. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Research, 2010. Print.

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