Sheriff of St. Thomas, St. Thomas Police Office: Registers concerning arriving individuals


This archive series contains registers of travelers arriving in St. Thomas harbor in the period 1805-1899. Apart from the date of arrival and the names of the passengers also contain information on the name of the ship, the name of the captain and where the ship came from.

The task in this archive series is indexing (tagging). This means, that we focus primarily on transcribing personal names, place names and dates. By transcribing these data you will make it easier for others, for instance genealogists, to find a document that contains a certain name they are looking for without transcribing the entire document. Exactly what we would like you to transcribe and how, you will see in the transcription guide.

You find the specific transcription guide for this series here:

The image shows the town of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas around 1825 with its important international harbor. Colorized aquatint by engraver J. Holm after P. Sevel’s image from 1825, “View of St. Thomas” – panorama of St. Thomas from the East, Danish West Indies. Original held at the Maritime Museum of Denmark, Elsinore, image no. 000033042.

ExtentDocuments: 6158, Approved: 252


Danish West Indies