Book Information

Lancour, Harold. A Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists, 1538-1825: Being a Guide to Published Lists of Early Immigrants to North America. New York: New York Public Library, .

The introduction to the Index of Ship Names reads as follows: "This is an analytical index to the sources listed in the preceding bibliography. An example will suffice to show how the entries have been made. After Belinda the numerals 165(32:92-96) stand for volume 32, pages 92-96 of item 165 in the bibliography (which is George W. Neible's 'Servants and Apprentices Bound and Assigned before James Hamilton Mayor of Philadelphia 1745,' printed in volumes 30-32 of The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography)."

The introduction to the Index of Ship Names reads as follows: "Names spelled in several different ways but similar phonetically, as Abigail, also spelled Abigal, Abbigal, Abigale, are entered under the accepted modern spelling. Authorities used were J.B. Lippincott's Gazetteer, 1893, for place names and Flora H. Loughhead's Dictionary of Given Names, 1934, for personal names."