Washington, Seattle, Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
King County, Washington, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger and Crew Manifests
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1947-1954
Microfilm Publication M1386. Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes Arriving at Seattle, Washington, March, 1947-November, 1954. 3 rolls.
Arrangement Arranged by arrival date.
National Archives Identifier 4499524414
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What Is in the Collection?

This collection consists of passenger and crew lists of airplanes arriving at Seattle, Washington, March 1947 - November 1954. This collection corresponds to NARA Publication M1386 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The arrivals records are arranged by the date of arrival.

To Browse This Collection

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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

Collection Content

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What Do I Do Next?

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I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

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  • Search the indexes and records of Washington, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Washington Archives and Libraries.

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Collection Citation
"Washington, Seattle, Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes, 1947-1954." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1386. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

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