This collection contains records of passengers who arrived via ships to Key West and Tampa, Florida, United States between the years 1898 and 1945. Some passengers ended their journey in Florida and others had other final destinations in the United States and abroad. Records typically include the name of the passenger, year and place of birth, place of departure, date and place of arrival, and the name of the ship. Records may also include the names of the parents, spouse, siblings, children, and other relatives.<br>This collection is comprised of NARA publications T940 and M1844.<br><br>Early passenger lists were single-page manifests and recorded minimal information about passengers. Over time, forms were standardized and additional questions were added. By 1907, passenger manifests contained 29 columns and were two pages wide. The addition of names and addresses of relatives both in the United States and in the home country were also added to manifests starting in 1907.<br>A common omission for genealogists when dealing with two-page manifests has been to locate the first page and miss the existence of the second. This collection includes single joint images that have been stitched together, so that important information will not be missed.