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New Hampshire, United States
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Record Description
Record Group RG 36: Records of the U.S. Customs Service
Collection years 1816-1942
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What Is In This Collection?

This collection includes records for the years 1816-1942 and contains crew lists from the port of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Crew Lists provide name, age, gender, occupation or position, and citizenship, along with other information.

  • Crew Lists, 1816-1942 Department of the Treasury. Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation. District of Portsmouth (New Hampshire). Department of the Treasury. Customs Service. Collection District of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Port of Entry, Portsmouth. Record Group 36 Records of the U.S. Customs Service. NAID 4719444

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

A Crew List may contain the following information:

  • Name of the vessel
  • Destination
  • Name of the crew member
  • Place of birth
  • Residence
  • Citizenship
  • Age
  • Physical characteristics

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How Do I Search the Collection?

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  • Approximate age or birth date

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What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • 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
  • Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed
  • Use the person's name and place of birth to find a birth certificate which should list the names of the parents
  • Use the country of citizenship to lead you to immigration or naturalization records
  • Use the person’s age and residence to find family in census, church, and land records
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • Census, military service, military pension, immigration, naturalization, and land records can be very useful

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
  • Immigrant first names may be in their native language

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

Citing this Collection

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