Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1820-1897 .
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|Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
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|Record Type||Passenger Lists|
|Record Group||RG 36: Records of the U.S. Customs Service|
|Microfilm Publication||M327. Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore (Federal Passenger Lists) 1820-1897.|
|National Archives Identifier||17027507 414|
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- 1 What is in the Collection
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection
The collection consists of a Soundex index to the passenger lists for the years 1820 to 1897. It corresponds with NARA publication M327: Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore (Federal Passenger Lists), 1820-1897, filmed at the NARA Central Plains Regional Facility. The passengers lists from 1820 -1891 and related records will be located in NARA Microfilm Publications M255, M596 and T844
To Browse this Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1820-1897.|
What Can these Records Tell Me?
These records usually contain the following information:
- Family or surname
- Given name
- Accompanied by
- Marital status
- Last permanent address
- Port of entry
- Name of vessel
- Date of entry
How Do I Search the Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date and place of naturalization
Search the Index
Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
- Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.
- Select NARA Roll Number - Contents
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
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What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who 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.
- Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
- 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 Who 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
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1820-1897". Database with Images. FamilySearch http://Familysearch.org. accessed 2017. Citing National Archives and Records Administration. NARA Central Plains Regional Facility, Kansas City, Missouri.
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