¿Is there information about the arrival or departure of my Italian ancestor?

Italian Immigrants arrived at portUntil 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.


  • Departure Records
  • Arrival Records
  • European Immigration
  • Ships

Port of Naples - People with Migrating Restrictions.
Italian Passengers Lists - Lists of Italian Immigrants
Bank of Napoli - Italian Immigrants who sent money to Italy via the Bank of Naples.
The Questura is the General Headquarter of the Internal Police which controls every passport in every Italian province.
English ports of departure - A large number of Italian immigrants left for the Americas from French and English ports for various reasons.
Italian immigration ports of departure - Genoa, Napoli and from other European harbors.

Italians arrived to New York - The passenger lists of the ships that arrived in New York.
Other possible gateways to America
Italian Immigration Destionations to America - to Australia - in the United Kingdom.

Departure Records - From Europe to America.
European ports of departure - For immigrants
European Immigration Records- Two types of emigration records.
The immigration travel route - What route was followed more frequently by ships transporting immigrants?
German Immigrants - Passenger Departure Lists.
Spanish Immigrants - Emigration from Spain to Latin America 1500s-1700s
Ship passenger arrival records - To South America
Ship Passenger Lists and Other Online Immigration Records

Ships - Search for a ship
- History of the Navigazione Generale Italiana Line, its routes and a list of its fleets.
- 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".