Passenger and Immigration Lists: Italians to America, 1880-1893

These books contain information on approximately 413,000 individuals who immigrated to the United States from Italy between 1880 and 1893. Originally published as a series of book volumes, Italians to America was the first indexed reference work devoted to Italian immigrants to the United States. While the entire series contains twelve volumes and covers the years 1880 through 1899, this database contains the first seven volumes of the series and covers the years 1880 through 1893. An important feature of these first seven volumes is that almost all of the immigrants listed arrived in New York City.

Listings Include:

  • Name, age, and gender
  • Occupation
  • Village/town of origin
  • Means of travel (e.g., steerage, stowaway)
  • Purpose for traveling to the United States
  • Destination in the United States
  • Whether the passenger was literate
  • Name of the captain with whom the person traveled
  • Information on the sailing vessel