Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Ship Arrivals (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Wisconsin, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Crew Lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1925-1956
Microfilm Publication M2044. Crew Lists of vessels Arriving at Ashland, Kenosha, Marinette, Sheboygan, Sturgeon Bay and Washburn, WI, 1926-1956. 1 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4532519 414
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What Is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from 1926 to 1956. It consists of images of crew lists for ship arrivals at *Ashland,1955-1956

  • Kenosha,1937-1940
  • Marinette,1929-1940
  • Sheboygan,1929-1956
  • Sturgeon Bay,1946-1952
  • Washburn,1925-1928.

This collection corresponds to NARA microfilm publication M2044, Record Group 85, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. A table of ship arrivals arranged by Port will be located in the descriptive pamphlet. Ship Arrivals

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Ship Arrivals, 1925-1956.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Crew lists 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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How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of immigration.

If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.

Search the Index

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

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Port, Year of Arrival

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests.
  • Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, and then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts and then in state, county, or city courts. An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process.
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Use the information to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Also search for military, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives 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.
  • Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Wisconsin, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog


Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection citation:

“Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Ship Arrivals, 1925-1956.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M2044. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Image citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Ship Arrivals, 1925-1956.


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