magnifier Search Form for Passengers Data Base



We apologize that Passenger and Ships searches are temporarily out of order. We are working to determine the cause and fix it.


(For details please first visit our Main Page).


enter search terms in one or more of the following boxes:


wild characters:

"_"  matches any single character
"%"  matches any sequence of characters




  1. The entries do not have to be capitalized (case is ignored).
  2. If you want to search for a name with a ñ please use the wild character % instead of the ñ. To search for Nuñez search for Nu%ez.
  3. Do not use accents or diaeresis such as ü.
  4. If you do not enter any 'wildcard' characters, the retrieved names will match exactly what you have entered - no more and no less.
  5. If you are not sure of the spelling, you can enter the first few letters of the surname, followed by %. As an example "gar%" will find all the "Garcia", "Garces", "Garmendia", etc.
  6. If you want to search for a surname that might contain "(de)" or "(de la)" we suggest you also search for the surname followed by "%". As an example, searching for "Torre%" will find all "Torre", "Torre (de la)", "Torres", "Torres (de la)", etc.
  7. It is common usage for married women to use as a second surname the word "de" (meaning of) followed by the husband's surname. In our database, this is transcribed as "surname2 (de)". As in the previous example, searching for "Suarez%" in the surname2 box will find all the individuals with "Suarez" as the second surname, as well as all the ladies using "Suarez (de)" as a second surname.
  8. When you search for first name(s) we highly recommend that you initially search for the first letter of the name, followed by the wildcard "%". Often only the first initial of the name was published. Also, if you search for "Jose" you would miss "Jose Maria", "Jose Ma." and "Jose M.". This can be avoided by searching for "Jose%". Be aware that all initials are followed by a period "." in our database.
  9. The retrieved names will be displayed in date order, with the earliest records shown first.
  10. If you find someone, you can find out who else traveled on the same ship by entering the first part of the passenger number (up to the dash) in the "ship #" box.
  11. If you want to find all passengers who were prisoners (including political prisoners), put a check in the "prisoner" box and leave all the remaning entries blank. Only a very few prisoners were listed by name.
  12. Please note that many names were mispelt. We have used a dash "-" where we have been unable to read a character and a "(?)" where we are not certain about a name.
  13. Frequently English first names were recorded in their Spanish equivalent ("Guillermo" instead of "William", etc.).
  14. Please refer to the "Passenger Notes" page for addiitional information and a list of abbreviations used in the database.