Maryland, Baltimore, Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Arrival Records
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1954-1957
Microfilm Publication M1477. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes Arriving at Baltimore, Dec. 1954-May 1957. 34 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 414
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What is in This Collection?

This collection contains passenger and crew lists of airplanes from 1954-1957. It corresponds with NARA Publication M1477: Passenger and crew lists of vessels and airplanes arriving at Baltimore, Maryland, Dec.1954-May 1957. Passenger arrival lists do not exist from July 1, 1948 to November 30, 1954.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Maryland, Baltimore, Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes, 1954-1957.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Name
  • Length of service
  • Position within the crew
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • When and where signed on to crew
  • Significant remarks
  • Name of vessel
  • Port of departure
  • Date of departure
  • Port of arrival
  • Date of arrival
  • Serial number and form of required foreign service or immigration form

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The date of arrival or name of port

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  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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  1. Select 'NARA Roll Number-Contents

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What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests.
  • Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, and then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts and then in state, county, or city courts. An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process.
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  • Learn the place of origin and find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Also search for military, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Maryland, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

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Collection Citation
"Maryland, Baltimore Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes, 1954-1957" Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1477. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
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