Neither U.S. A. nor Canada maintained outbound ships passenger lists. The Genealogy Spot is pleased to announce a new project to transcribe ships passenger lists leaving USA, bound for Europe and United Kingdom.
The Genealogy Spot has started publishing Outbound Ships Sailing from USA ports 1851 to 1906 This is a small database but will be added to as records are found.
Be sure to check out the List of Passengers in the New York Times submitted by volunteer Diane McClay
If you are looking for ships arriving in USA please see Olive Tree Genealogy’s Ships Passenger Lists beginning in 1492 with Columbus’ ships and ending with a passenger list for 1952