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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
 
This is a card index to passengers arriving at 70 ports along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts for the years 1820 to 1874. New York City is excluded from this index.  
 
This is a card index to passengers arriving at 70 ports along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts for the years 1820 to 1874. New York City is excluded from this index.  
  
States covered by this collection include:  
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States and portscovered by this collection include:  
  
*Alabama  
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*Alabama:Mobile
*Connecticut  
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*Connecticut:Bridgeport,Fairfield,Hartford,New Haven,New London,Saybrook
*Delaware  
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*Delaware:Wilmongton
*District of Columbia  
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*District of Columbia:Georgetown
*Florida  
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*Florida:Key West,St. Augustine,St. Johns
*Georgia  
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*Georgia:Darien,Savannah
*Louisiana  
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*Louisiana:New Orleans
*Maine  
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*Maine:Bangor,Bath,Belfast,Frenchmen's Bay,Kennebunk,Passamaquoddy,Penobscot,Portland,Falmouth,Waldboro,Wiscasset,Yarmouth
*Massachusetts  
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*Massachusetts:Barnstable,Beverly,Boston,Charlestown,Digton,Edgartown,Fall River,Gloucester,Hingham,Marblehead,Nantucket,New Bedford,Newburyport,Plymouth,Salem 
*Maryland  
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*Maryland:Annapolis,Baltimore,Havre de Grace
*North Carolina  
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*North Carolina:Beaufort,Edenton,New Bern,
*New Hampshire  
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*New Hampshire:Portsmouth
*New Jersey  
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*New Jersey:Bridgetown,Cape May,Little Egg Harbor,Newark,Perth Amboy
*New York  
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*New York:Oswegatchie,Rochester,Sag Harbor
*Ohio  
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*Ohio:Sandusky
*Pennsylvania  
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*Pennsylvania:Philadelphia
*Rhode Island  
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*Rhode Island:Bristol,Warren,Newport,Providence
*South Carolina  
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*South Carolina:Charleston,Port Royal
*Texas  
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*Texas:Galveston
*Virginia
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*Virginia:Alexandria,East River,Hampton,Norfolk,Portsmouth,Petersburg,Richmond
  
 
Ship captains kept lists of passengers to manage their finances and prevent stowaways. Later, immigration laws increased the need for passenger lists, which grew in detail. Eventually the Federal Government began to store immigrant documentation. These lists were first created to keep track of a captain's shipment and paying passengers. Later, they became a means to document immigration to the United States. Although generally reliable, passenger lists were handwritten, causing possible spelling errors.  
 
Ship captains kept lists of passengers to manage their finances and prevent stowaways. Later, immigration laws increased the need for passenger lists, which grew in detail. Eventually the Federal Government began to store immigrant documentation. These lists were first created to keep track of a captain's shipment and paying passengers. Later, they became a means to document immigration to the United States. Although generally reliable, passenger lists were handwritten, causing possible spelling errors.  
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
 
{{Collection_Browse_Link
 
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== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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Image:Index to passenger lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf coast ports 004882056 05185.jpg|Passenger List Index
 
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Information found in most immigration passenger lists include:  
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information may be found in these records:
  
*Passenger's name  
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''Passenger arrivals'''
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*Passenger's name [Given and Family Name]
 
*Accompanied by  
 
*Accompanied by  
*Names of children, if any
 
 
*Age in years and months  
 
*Age in years and months  
*Marital status
 
 
*Occupation  
 
*Occupation  
*Country of origin  
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*Country of origin [Nationality]
*Name of ship
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*Last Permanent Residence [Town,Country,etc.]
*Port of embarkation
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*Destination
*Port of destination
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*Port of Entry
*Date of departure
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*Name of Vessel
 
*Date of arrival
 
*Date of arrival
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know
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Image:Index to passenger lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf coast ports 004882056 05185.jpg|1853 Passenger List Index
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</gallery>
  
*The immigrant's name
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== How Do I Search This Collection?  ==
*Identifying information such as arrival date or age
 
  
=== Search the Collection ===
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your immigrant ancestor
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*The approximate age of your ancestor
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*The date of arrival
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*The port of arrival
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*The names of other family members who may have immigrated with your ancestor
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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=== View the Images ===  
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1921756|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
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# Select '''Surname Range''' to view the images.<br><br>
  
'''To search the collection by name:'''<br>Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1921756 United States Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
'''To browse by image:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Surname Range" which takes you to the images
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
Keep in mind:
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?  ===
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
  
For tips about searching on-line collections, see the wiki article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
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*You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
  
=== Using the Information  ===
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
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*Search the indexes and records of other ports such as New York or Boston
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number
  
=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[United States Genealogy|the United States]].
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* [[GuidedResearch:United States|United States Guided Research]]
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* [[United States Record Finder]]
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* [[United States Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
  
*Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives.
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==Known Issues==
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
 
*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
 
  
=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[United States, Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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==Citing This Collection==
*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
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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.
*Search the indexes and records of other ports such as New York or Boston.
 
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number.
 
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{Collection_Published}}
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[United States, Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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{{Record_Citation}}  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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{{Image_Citation}}
  
*[http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240117840.asp Passenger lists]
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
*[http://bogenschneider.org/ship_records_passenger_lists.htm Ship Records and Passenger Lists]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[US Immigration Passenger Arrival Records]]
 
*[[Connecticut Emigration and Immigration|Connecticut Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Rhode Island Emigration and Immigration|Rhode Island &nbsp;Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[West Virginia Emigration and Immigration|Virginia Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Delaware Emigration and Immigration|Delaware Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Louisiana Emigration and Immigration|Louisiana Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Maine Emigration and Immigration|Maine Emmigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Florida Emigration and Immigration|Florida Emigraton and Immigration]]
 
*[[Alabama Emigration and Immigration|Alabama Emigration and immigration]]
 
*[[Mississippi Emigration and Immigration|Mississippi Emigration and Immigration]]
 
 
 
== How You Can Contribute ==
 
  
 
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{{Contributor_invite}}
 
==Citations for 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. <br>
 
 
'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "United States, Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M334. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.}} <br><br>
 
 
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Record Group RG 36: Records of the United States Customs Service
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is a card index to passengers arriving at 70 ports along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts for the years 1820 to 1874. New York City is excluded from this index.

States and portscovered by this collection include:

  • Alabama:Mobile
  • Connecticut:Bridgeport,Fairfield,Hartford,New Haven,New London,Saybrook
  • Delaware:Wilmongton
  • District of Columbia:Georgetown
  • Florida:Key West,St. Augustine,St. Johns
  • Georgia:Darien,Savannah
  • Louisiana:New Orleans
  • Maine:Bangor,Bath,Belfast,Frenchmen's Bay,Kennebunk,Passamaquoddy,Penobscot,Portland,Falmouth,Waldboro,Wiscasset,Yarmouth
  • Massachusetts:Barnstable,Beverly,Boston,Charlestown,Digton,Edgartown,Fall River,Gloucester,Hingham,Marblehead,Nantucket,New Bedford,Newburyport,Plymouth,Salem
  • Maryland:Annapolis,Baltimore,Havre de Grace
  • North Carolina:Beaufort,Edenton,New Bern,
  • New Hampshire:Portsmouth
  • New Jersey:Bridgetown,Cape May,Little Egg Harbor,Newark,Perth Amboy
  • New York:Oswegatchie,Rochester,Sag Harbor
  • Ohio:Sandusky
  • Pennsylvania:Philadelphia
  • Rhode Island:Bristol,Warren,Newport,Providence
  • South Carolina:Charleston,Port Royal
  • Texas:Galveston
  • Virginia:Alexandria,East River,Hampton,Norfolk,Portsmouth,Petersburg,Richmond

Ship captains kept lists of passengers to manage their finances and prevent stowaways. Later, immigration laws increased the need for passenger lists, which grew in detail. Eventually the Federal Government began to store immigrant documentation. These lists were first created to keep track of a captain's shipment and paying passengers. Later, they became a means to document immigration to the United States. Although generally reliable, passenger lists were handwritten, causing possible spelling errors.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic and Gulf Ports, 1820-1874.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Passenger arrivals'

  • Passenger's name [Given and Family Name]
  • Accompanied by
  • Age in years and months
  • Occupation
  • Country of origin [Nationality]
  • Last Permanent Residence [Town,Country,etc.]
  • Destination
  • Port of Entry
  • Name of Vessel
  • Date of arrival

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

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

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your immigrant ancestor
  • The approximate age of your ancestor
  • The date of arrival
  • The port of arrival
  • The names of other family members who may have immigrated with your ancestor

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  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 Surname Range 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]

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

  • Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of other ports such as New York or Boston
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.