Question: I understand there was a volunteer effort done to index the Massachusetts Passenger lists a few years ago? Can you direct me to this database, and tell me about the years it covers for the port of Boston?
Answer: A volunteer effort for some time now has been underway to index the passenger list cards at the Massachusetts State Archives. This free database covers the Boston passenger arrival cards from 1848-1891. This is a database and is not linked to any manifests. The current database is being updated on a monthly basis online at: chttp://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcsrch/PassengerManifestSearchContents.html