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Manifests of alien arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954 : NARA Record Group 85, M1480

[introduction] compiled by Tracee Hamiliton and Claire Prechtel-Kluskens
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
English
Washington, D.C. : National Archives and Records Administration, 2000
196 microfilm reels ; 16 mm.

Notes

An index for Border Crossings From Canada to United States is available online, click here.

New York, Northern Arrival Manifests are available online, click here.

Microfilm of original records at the National Archives in Washington, District of Columbia.

High reduction (42x) microfilm. Use high magnification reader.

Some of the records are dark and may be difficult to read.

The original records were microfilmed in the 1950s and were destroyed after filming. Some index cards were not microfilmed. See pages 4-5 of the introductory material to find the soundex codes on those cards not microfilmed.

"On the 165 rolls of this microfilm publication, M1480, are reproduced card manifests of over 1 million alien arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, from 1902 to 1954. Some citizen arrivals are also included. The bulk of the arrivals were at Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The cards are arranged by soundex code and include permanent, temporary, statistical and nonstatistical arrivals. These records are part of the Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Record Group (RG) 85." -- P. 1.

The cards were filmed in two columns. In order to read the cards in the 2nd column, the microfilm reader lens will have to be rotated 180 degrees.

Includes separate soundex.

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