Listas de Pasajeros a Indias, Passenger Lists to the Indies are a great resource. Has your genealogy research provided you with ancestors from Spain?
If you have done extensive research then your answer is more than likely a yes.
Have you also ever wondered if there are any lists of the people that left Spain for America?
I had this same question and if your answer is yes then you will love this resource “Catálogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII”.
Translated into English they are the Passenger Catalogs to the Indies during the XVI, XVII y XVIII Centuries. These catalogs are a genealogical treasure.
I have mentioned them in the past, several times, and they have also been mentioned in our facebook group recently.
The difference now is that Jaime Vasquez has provided the links to the four missing Catalogs that were not available before. Juan Enrique Urtado Rojas has also shared two volumes that have the whole lists compiled into them.
These Catalogs basically indexes of everyone that got registered to travel to the new world and are comprised of various volumes. Below you can see which book covers what dates in the first seven.
Listas de Pasajeros a Indias, Passenger Lists to the Indies
Here are the links so that you can download them.
V. 1. 1509-1534 – Download
v. 2. 1535-1538 – Download
v. 3. 1539-1559 – Download
v. 4. 1560-1566 – Download
v. 6. 1578-1585 – Download – Could not find online, FamilySearch made them Private.
v. 7. 1586-1599 – Download – Could not find online, FamilySearch made them Private.
Vol. 1-3 was copiled unde rthe direction of Cristóbal Bermúdez Plata; vol. 4-5 by Luis Romero Iruela y María del Carmen Galbis Díez; and vol. 6-7 by María del Carmen Galbis Díez.
Listas de Pasajeros a Indias, Passenger Lists to the Indies in Two Volumes
This is the link that Juan shared, it contains all the catalogs.
Pasajeros a Indias 1492 – 1592 – View
I talked a bit about this resource in an earlier post on our sister website We Are Cousins titled “Lists of Pasageros A Indias at Solo Genealogias“. In that website, you can find passengers to the new world including Mexico covering the dates 1501 to 1538 which are covered in Volumes 1 and 2.
What You Can Expect to Find with these Listas de Pasajeros a Indias, Passenger Lists to the Indies
These catalogs are extremely important for Genealogical research.
They will provide you with additional clues and you will have the exact data that someone traveled to Mexico or la Nueva Espana as it was known during this time period.
Below is a sample of what you can expect to find.
Finding Listas de Pasajeros a Indias, Passenger Lists to the Indies Online
Now you can search for these records online at PARES. You can learn more about PARES with the two following resources.
Ok, now that you know more at pares, here is the link to do a search.
Guide to Spanish Immigration Records
Here is also a great little book that I came across that mentions other types of immigration records available form Spain.
Well, there you have it. those are it this is everything that I know about immigration records from Spain. If you come across volumes 6 and 7 online let me know so that I may add the links here.