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United States, New England Passenger and Crew Lists, 1911-1954
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Connecticut, Massachusetts & Rhode Island, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger and Crew Lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1911-1954
Microfilm Publication A3468. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Providence, Davisville, Melville,Newport,Quonset Point,and Tiverton, Rhode Island; Fall Ri9ver,Massachusetts; and New London, Connetcicut, Aug 1918-Nov 1954. 28 rolls.
Arrangement Chronological in five parts
National Archives Identifier 4051444
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains passenger and crew lists from vessels arriving at various ports in New England from 1911-1954. It corresponds with NARA Publication A3468: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Providence, Davisville, Melville, Newport, Quonset Point, and Tiverton, Rhode Island; Fall River, Massachusetts; and New London, Connecticut, Aug. 1911-Nov. 1954.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, New England, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1911-1954.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Passenger / Crew lists

  • Name of ship
  • Port and date of arrival
  • Port and date of embarkation
  • Name
  • Position in ship's company
  • When and where joined the crew
  • Able to read and write
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Height, weight, and physical impairments

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate age of your ancestor
  • The place where your ancestor lived
  • The names of family members and their relationships

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

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]

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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]

When you have located your ancestor on a passenger or crew list, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

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

You can use passenger lists to:

  • Request a federal immigration record
  • Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
  • Confirm the date of arrival
  • Find records in his or her country of origin
  • If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct
  • Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time
  • If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors

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 alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search for a naturalization record to find the date of arrival
  • Locate immigration information on census records after 1900

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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