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Rhode Island, United States
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Record Description
Record Group RG 25:
Collection years 1801-1889
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What Is In This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains crew lists from the port of Newport, Rhode Island. Crew Lists provide name, age, gender, occupation or position, and citizenship, along with other information. The records are located at the National Archives in Waltham, Massachusetts.

  • Crew List Bonds.1830-1868. Department of the Treasury. Customs Service. Collection Service. Collection District of Newport, Rhode Island. Office of the Collector of Customs. Record Group 25 Records of the U.S. Coast Guard. NAID 4486976
  • Crew Lists, 1795-1930. Department of the Treasury. Customs Service. Collection District of Newport, Rhode Island. Office of the Collector of Customs. Record Group 36 Records of the U.S. Customs Service. NAID 4492374

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

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

A Crew List may contain the following information:

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

Collection Contents[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name
  • Approximate age or birth date

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?[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
  • 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?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

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