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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
868-199, Montana, United States
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Record Description
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1923-1956
Microfilm Publication A3447. Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Chief Mountain, Cut Bank,Del Bonita, Gateway, Great Falls, and Roosville, Montana, 1923-1956. 5 rolls.
Arrangement By port then by name
National Archives Identifier 4525595
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


These records correspond with NARA publication A3447 and are part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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 or your ancestor

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select NARA Roll Number to view the images.

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]

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found the Person I Was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use this information to find federal immigration records
  • Use this information to find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, ship’s manifests, birth, christening, marriage, and census records
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Use the information to find additional family members
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations 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
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Montana.

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.

Collection Citation:
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
Record Citation:
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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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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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