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Shanghai, China Passenger Lists

Passenger Lists available from the GG Archives from the Port of Shanghai, China. Organized by Date of Departure, Steamship Line, Steamship or Ocean Liner, Class of Passengers, Route, and the Ship's Captain.

Shanghai 31.14 N., 121.29 E.—Is situated twelve miles above the junction of the Huangpu with the Yaugtze Kiang. Three distinct sections comprise the port of Shanghai, each having its own municipal management—the Chinese Shanghai, the French Concession and the International Settlement.

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS President Van Buren of the Dollar Steamship Line, Departing 30 September 1926 from New York to Shanghai

1926-09-30 SS President Van Buren Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Dollar Steamship Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 30 September 1926
  • Route: New York to Marseilles via Havana, Cristobal, Balbao, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Kobe, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manilla, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Port Said and Alexandria
  • Commander: Captain M. Ridley


By the Sbunghai-Nanking Railway, an overland route ria Tientsin is open, while southwards, the Slinnghai-HangchowOüngpo Railway links up northern Chekiang. Shanghai is the great emporium of China, and as an exchange mart for commodities of all sorts, its position at the entrance of the Yangtze Valley gives to this port pre-eminence over all competitors.

The chief industrial concerns of Shanghai are cotton (pinning and weaving mills, silk lilatures, soap works, chemical works, extensive dock, engineering and ship-building works, paper and flour mills, tanneries, oil mills, match factories, tobacco factories, printing and lithographic works, and a Government arsenal. The Chinese population is probably over 1,000,000. (Finance and Commerce Year Book, 1922)

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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.