U.S. Virgin Islands Emigration and Immigration

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Emigration and Immigration

Immigration The Danes allowed emigration from other nationalities to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Spanish Sephardic Jews
  • Huguenots

1812 to 1815

A list of persons seeking passports to travel from New York to St. Croix and other West Indian destinations for the year 1812 survives at the National Archives and Records Administration (Washington, D.C.) and has been published:

  • Scott, Kenneth. British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812 Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979, 382-383. (FamilySearch) (Worldcat); digital version at Ancestry ($).

United States Transfer Era

Online Records



  1. 1.0 1.1 Eastman, Dick. "US Virgin Islands Transfer-Era Documents Have Now Been Digitized," in Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, 25 May 2016, https://blog.eogn.com/2016/05/25/us-virgin-islands-transfer-era-documents-have-now-been-digitized/.