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Connecticut, passenger and crew lists, 1804-1959
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004., RG 36: Records of the U.S. Customs Service
Collection years 1804-1959
Microfilm Publication M1320. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels(February 1929-February 1959) and Airplanes (April 1946-February 1959) Arriving at Bridgeport, Groton, Hartford, New Haven, and New London, connecticut.. 13 rolls.
  M2095. Lists of Passengers Arriving at and Departing from the District of Fairfield, Connecticut, 1804- 1889.. 1 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4319562
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains records from two record collections from the National Archives of the United States:

  • M1320: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels (February 1929-February 1959)

and Airplanes (April 1946-February 1959) Arriving at Bridgeport, Groton, Hartford, New Haven, and New London, Connecticut. Apart of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service

  • M2095: Lists of Passengers Arriving at and Departing from the District of Fairfield, Connecticut, 1804-1889. apart of Record Group 36, Records of the United States Customs Service

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The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name
  • Length of service
  • Position
  • When and where engaged
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Passport number

Passengers on ships

  • Name
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status
  • Passport number
  • Baggage
  • Destination in Unite States
  • Name of ship
  • Staring and ending ports, dates

Airline passengers

  • Name
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Permanent address
  • Staring and ending points
  • Date of flights
  • Passport number

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