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Mr. Rasmussen spent over 30 years preparing this book. Information was gleaned from newspapers, rare books and special collections at major California libraries. It lists the names of an estimated 15,000 people who crossed the plains by wagon train during the period from April 1849 to October 1852. Some people are listed individually and others as members of groups or companies traveling together. Each listing is preceded by a source citation. About one third of the book is devoted to a surname index, which lists all of the people mentioned in the body of the work. If you feel that your ancestors crossed the plains during this time period, you should definitely check this source for information about them. Also, check for the names of other families that you think might have been traveling with them. NOTE: No Volume II was ever completed by the author.
The Philadelphia "baggage lists" are the oldest federal passenger lists existing. Compiled in accordance with a law made to exempt incoming passengers from paying duty on their personal belongings, they provide proof of immigration in the first two decades of the 19th century.
In the lists are the names of the passengers, and in many cases there is data on such items as passengers' ages, nationalities, former places of residence, occupations, destinations, and the names and relationships of accompanying family members. In all there were about 4,767 ship lists with about 40,000 passengers identified--most from Great Britain (especially Northern Ireland) and Germany. For convenience all of the passengers' names have been arranged in a single alphabetical list.
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