The best port of departure to your Italian ancestors' adventure
¿Is there information about the arrival or departure of my Italian ancestor?
Until 1900 the most important part of that immigration arrived from North Italy, mainly from the regions of Piedmont, Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Since 1900 more than 60% of Italians arrived from South Italy (Meridian Italy or Mezzogiorno, as Italians use to say).
When we research our Italian ancestors, usually we wonder what port our ancestor was departed from, and if some vestige of that departure still remains in some place. This date is quite interesting, because maybe we only have the date of arrival to our country. Before that date we need to investigate in the country of origin; and, later, in the country of residence. Moreover, this is a landmark: all of us wish to know that date, to have a register, a picture of the vessel in which our forebear travelled abroad.
People with Migrating Restrictions.
Lists of Italian Immigrants
Italian Immigrants who sent money to Italy via the Bank of Naples.
The passenger lists of the ships that arrived in New York.
to America - to Australia - in the United Kingdom.
La Questura is the General Headquarter of the Internal Police which controls every passport in every Italian province.
A large number of Italian immigrants left for the Americas from French and English ports for various reasons.
Genoa, Napoli and from other European harbors.
From Europe to America.
Two types of emigration records.
What route was followed more frequently by ships transporting immigrants?
Passenger Departure Lists.
Emigration from Spain to Latin America 1500s-1700s
To South America
- Naturalization Records - Introduction and Links to Resources
- California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989
- California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976
- Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950
- Louisiana, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions, 1838-1861
- Maryland, Naturalization Indexes, 1797-1951 - Collection of six separate alphabetic indexes to naturalization petitions filed in the U.S. Circuit and District courts of Maryland from 1797 to 1951. Each index comprises a specific time period. 1797-1906, Oct 1906-Apr 1915, Apr 1915-Apr 1920, Apr 1920-Oct 1925, Nov 1925-Dec 1951, and the sixth is an index to aliens who joined the U.S. military between May 1918 and Apr 1923.
- Maryland, Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1931 - Naturalization petitions filed in the U.S. District Court for the district of Maryland. Approximately 13,800 petitions. Also includes certificates of arrival, oaths of allegiance, and declarations of intention to naturalize. NARA publication M1640: Naturalization Petitions of the US District Court for the District of Maryland, 1906-1930. Index provided by Footnote.com.
- Massachusetts Naturalization Index, 1906-1966 - Card index to naturalization petitions of United States and District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, 1906-1966. Index created by Footnote from NARA microfilm publication M1545, Index to Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the U.S. and District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, 1906-1966.
- New York, Eastern District Naturalization Petitions, 1865-1957
- New York, Southern District Index to Petitions for Naturalization, 1824-1941
- New York, Southern District Naturalization Index, 1917-1950
- New York, Western District, Naturalization Index, 1907-1966
- United States, New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906
Frequently Questions about emigration - immigration
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About emigration & Immigration - Cimorelli.com
- Why Immigrants Change Their Name? - A common problem in genealogy is tracing people who have changed their name. This occurs most often when someone immigrates to another country.
- Stowaways: a genealogical myth - by Pablo Briand - When references about the first arrival of an ancestor are not found, families use to transform this fact in "stowaway arrived in a ship".
- How to Search Italian Immigration Records
- How to Find Immigration Papers for Parents
- Navigazione Generale Italiana Line - History of the Navigazione Generale Italiana Line, its routes and a list of its fleets.
- One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse
- Manifest Markings - These web pages are intended to provide a comprehensive reference guide to interpreting the markings, or annotations, found on immigration passenger lists. It is written for researchers with a U.S. passenger list in hand.
- The Immigration Experience
- Ellis Island-FREE Port of New York Passenger Records Search
- Manifest Extraction Forms - The following extract forms can be used to record information extracted from passenger manifests.
- Missing Ellis Island Manifests