These materials identify 604,596 persons who arrived in the United States, 1846-1851, and the ships on which they arrived.
The project that created them identifies the materials as the Famine Irish Collection; their published version limits the immigrants to persons who arrived at the port of New York, 1846-1851.
Approximately 30 percent of the passenger records list the native country as other than Ireland.
These include Canada, Brazil, Saint Croix, Russia, Morocco, the United States and countries throughout Europe.
There are a total of 33 country codes for these data files, including Ireland.
The collection 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.
These records include passengers aboard ships with both Irish and non-Irish ports of embarkation for emigration to America.
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