Search this Series


Series Description

There are 2 Files for this series in AAD :
Famine Irish Passenger Record Data File (FIPAS), 1/12/1846 - 12/31/1851 (info) Search
List of Ships that Arrived at the Port of New York During the Irish Famine, 1/12/1846 - 12/31/1851 (info) Search
Title: Records for Passengers Who Arrived at the Port of New York During the Irish Famine, created, 1977 - 1989, documenting the period 1/12/1846 - 12/31/1851
Creator: Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies. Center for Immigration Research. (Most Recent)
Type of Archival Materials: Data Files
Textual Records
Level of Description: Series from Collection CIR: Records of the Center for Immigration Research
Other Titles: Famine Irish Data Files
Location: Electronic and Special Media Records Services Division (NWME), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: 301-837-0470, FAX: 301-837-3681, EMAIL:
Inclusive Dates: 1977 - 1989
Coverage Dates: 1/12/1846 - 12/31/1851
Date Note: The Coverage Dates are dates of passenger arrivals.
Part of: Collection CIR: Records of the Center for Immigration Research
Function and Use: The Center for Immigration Research (CIR) at the Balch Institute created this series to promote access to information about immigrants from Ireland to the United States during the era of the Irish Potato Famine, 1846-1851. It was extracted from ship passenger lists in the records of the U.S. Customs Service (NARA Record Group 36).
Scope & Content Note: These materials identify 604,596 persons who arrived in the Port of New York, 1846-1851, and the ships on which they arrived. Approximately 70 percent of the passenger records list Ireland as the native country. The other 32 countries include Canada, Brazil, Saint Croix, Russia, Morocco, the United States and countries throughout Europe. These records include passengers aboard ships with both Irish and non-Irish ports of embarkation for emigration to America. The series consists of four electronic files. The primary file is the Famine Irish Passenger Record File (FIPAS) that includes passenger lists with the personal names involved in this wave of immigration. Three additional files supplement it and serve as electronic code files. They are the Famine Irish Manifest Header File, the Famine Irish Port Code List and the Famine Irish Country Code List. Each of the FIPAS records contains data on a passenger and may include name, age, town of last residence, destination, passenger arrival date, and codes for passenger's sex, occupation, literacy, native country, transit status, travel compartment, passenger port of embarkation, and the identification number for the ship manifest.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
General Note: The Balch Institute published a printed version of the materials entitled "Famine Irish Collection."
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Finding Aid Source: Center for Immigration Research and NARA
Extent: 4 datafiles and 35 pages of documentation
Index Terms
  Subjects Represented in the Archival Material
Names, Personal
Passenger lists
    Brazil (South America) nation
Canada (North and Central America) nation
Great Britain (Europe, United Kingdom) island
Ireland (Europe, British Isles) island
Morocco (Africa) nation
Russia (Asia) nation
Saint Croix (North and Central America) island
United States (North and Central America) nation
  Contributors to the Authorship and/or Production of the Archival Materials
    Glazier, Ira A., Originator

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone: 1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272