South Carolina, Georgetown, Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1904-1942
Microfilm Publication M1842. Passenger Lists of vessels Arriving at Georgetown, South Carolina, 1923-1939,and at Apalachicola, Baynten, Boca Grande, Carrabelle,Fernandina,Fort Pierce, Hobe Sound, Lake Worth, Mayport,Millville,Port Inglis,Port St. Joe, St Andrews, and Stuart, Florida, 1904-1942. 1 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4335285 414
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What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of passenger lists of vessels arriving at the following Florida ports and Georgetown, South Carolina:

  • Apalachicola, Florida, 1918
  • Baynten, Florida, 1942
  • Boca Grande, Florida, 1912-1935
  • Carrabelle, Florida, 1915
  • Fernandina, Florida, 1904-1935 (St. Andrews, 1916-1926; Stuart, 1942)
  • Fort Pierce, Florida, 1939-1942
  • Georgetown, South Carolina, 1923-1939
  • Hobe Sound, Florida, 1942
  • Lake Worth, Florida, 1942
  • Mayport, Florida 1916
  • Millville, Florida, 1916
  • Port Inglis, Florida, 1912-1913

Arrivals to Georgetown cover the years 1923 to 1939. The collection also included a few crew lists. The arrival records include foreign visitors, immigrants and returning U.S.citizens.

This collection covers the years 1904 to 1942 and corresponds to NARA Publication M1842 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for South Carolina, Georgetown, Passenger Lists, 1904-1942.

Collection Content

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What Can This Collection Tell Me?

The records may contain any of the following:

  • Port and date of departure
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship
  • Country of citizenship
  • Name of passenger, including maiden name of women
  • Names of persons accompanying passenger
  • Age, gender, marital status and occupation of passenger
  • Date and place of birth of passenger
  • Address of last permanent residence
  • Name and address of friend or relative at last address
  • Final destination
  • Name and address of friend or relative in U.S.
  • Physical description and distinguishing marks
  • Who paid for passage
  • Purpose of visit

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of immigration.

If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Port of Arrival"
⇒ Select the "Year of Arrival" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor on a passenger list, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

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

Use passenger lists to:

  • Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
  • Confirm their date of arrival
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
  • If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.
  • Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time.
  • If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.

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

  • Check for variant spellings of the name.
  • Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
  • Search the passenger lists year by year.
  • Search the indexes of other port cities.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"South Carolina, Georgetown, Passenger Lists, 1904-1942." Database with images. FamilySearch. : 14 June 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1842. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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