United States, Russians to America Index - FamilySearch Historical Records
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United States Russians to America Index, 1834-1897
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|Record Type||Extracted Data from Ship Passenger Lists|
|Record Group||RG 36: Records of the U.S. Customs Service|
|National Archives Identifier||566638|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consists of data files from passenger lists of the U.S. Customs Service which part of Record Group 36 relating to the immigration of Russians to the United States for arrivals 1834-1897. Created by the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Russians to America
- Passenger’s full name
- City and town of last residence
- Country of origin
- Port of arrival
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample of indexed information:
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The age of your ancestor at the time of immigration
- The country of origin
- The destination city or country
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the residence and name of your ancestor to locate church and land records
- Their occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records
- The country and town of residence can lead you to census records
- Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
- You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination
- Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
- Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.
- Beginning Research in United States Immigration and Emigration Records
- United States Guided Research
- United States Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.