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== What is in This Collection?  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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The records include identification cards of Seamen departing from or arriving at the following ports: Boston, Vineyard Haven, Salem/Beverly, Marblehead, Fall River, New Haven, Portland, and Providence. The record includes name, age, place of birth, parent's birthplace, naturalization data, physical description, photo, and signature. The records can be found at NARA Northeast Region facility in Waltham, Massachusetts. This collection includes records from 1918 to 1940.
  
The records include identification cards of Seamen departing from or arriving at the following ports: Boston, Vineyard Haven, Salem/Beverly, Marblehead, Fall River, New Haven, Portland, &amp; Providence. The record includes name, age, place of birth, parent's birthplace, naturalization data, physical description, photo, and signature. The records can be found at NARA Northeast Region facility in Waltham, Massachusetts. This collection includes records from 1918 to 1940.  
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*District of Boston and Charlestown, Massachusetts, Seamen's Identification cards,1917-1922 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3477933 NAID 3477933]
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*District of Salem and Beverly,Massachusetts, Seamen's Coastwise Identification Cards for Salem, 7/1918-12/1918 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3477999 NAID 3477999]
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*District of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Seamen's Coastwise Identification Cards, 7/1918-10/1918 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3477979 NAID 3477979]
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*District of Boston and Charlestown,Massachusetts, Applications for Seamen's Protection Certificates and Identification Cards for Boston, 2/12/1918-11/24/1939 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3444809 NAID 3444809]
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*District of Providence, Rhode Island, Applications for Seamen's Protection Certificates for Providence, 5/1928-10/1940 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3477996 NAID 3477996]
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*District of Connecticut, Applications for Seamen's Protection Certificates for New Haven, 2/1937-7/1937 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3477982 NAID 3477982]
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*District of Boston and Charlestown, Alien's Applications for Seamen Service and Protection Certificates for Boston, 12/1931-7/1935 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3476677 NAID 3476677]
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*District of Portland, Maine, Application's for Seamen's Protection Certificates for Portland,8/1927-11/1937 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3477986 NAID 3477986] 
  
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===To Browse This Collection===
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
 
{{Collection_Browse_Link
 
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|title=United States, New England Seamen's Identification Cards, 1918-1940
 
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
== Record Content  ==
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The following information may be found in these records:
 
 
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Image:New England, Seamen's Identification Cards (13-0406) Seaman's Identification Card page 1 DGS 100102661_70.jpg|Front
 
Image:New England, Seamen's Identification Cards (13-0406) Seaman's Identification Card page 2 DGS 100102661_71.jpg|Back
 
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These records may contain the following information:  
 
  
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'''Identification Card'''
 
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*Name  
 
*Name  
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*Signature
 
*Signature
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Sample Images ===
To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as birth date and place.
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Image:New England, Seamen's Identification Cards (13-0406) Seaman's Identification Card page 1 DGS 100102661_70.jpg|Front
=== Searching the Collection  ===
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Image:New England, Seamen's Identification Cards (13-0406) Seaman's Identification Card page 2 DGS 100102661_71.jpg|Back
 
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'''To browse by image:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "County" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Town" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, number, date range" which takes you to the images.
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
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*The name of your ancestor
 
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*The approximate age of your ancestor
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*The place where your ancestor was born
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
 
 
=== Using the Information ===
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
 
  
*Use the name, birth date and birth place to obtain a birth certificate.
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=== View the Images ===
*Use the name and birth place to search the 1940 census.
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2191222|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
*Use the name and birth date to obtain copies the their complete military file.
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#Select the '''County'''
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#Select the '''Town'''
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#Select the '''Record Type, Number, Date Range''' to view the images<br><br>
  
=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ===
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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]].
  
*Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*Make sure you are looking at the first given name.
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
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*Use the name, birth date and birth place to obtain a birth certificate
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*Use the name and birth place to search census records
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*Search for other military records
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*Search for naturalization records
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?===
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*Look for variant spellings of the surname
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*Search for records in the county where the seaman lived
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*Search for other family members in the records
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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]]
  
[http://www.archives.gov/index.html NARA's Northeast Region Waltham, MA]
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== Citing This Collection ==
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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.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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{{Collection_Published}}
  
*[[New England]]
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{{Image_Citation}}
*[[United States Military Records]]
 
  
== How You Can Contribute ==
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
 
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==Citations for This Collection==
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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, New England Seamen's Identification Cards, 1918-1940.” Images. ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.}}<br><br>
 
 
 
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The records include identification cards of Seamen departing from or arriving at the following ports: Boston, Vineyard Haven, Salem/Beverly, Marblehead, Fall River, New Haven, Portland, and Providence. The record includes name, age, place of birth, parent's birthplace, naturalization data, physical description, photo, and signature. The records can be found at NARA Northeast Region facility in Waltham, Massachusetts. This collection includes records from 1918 to 1940.

  • District of Boston and Charlestown, Massachusetts, Seamen's Identification cards,1917-1922 NAID 3477933
  • District of Salem and Beverly,Massachusetts, Seamen's Coastwise Identification Cards for Salem, 7/1918-12/1918 NAID 3477999
  • District of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Seamen's Coastwise Identification Cards, 7/1918-10/1918 NAID 3477979
  • District of Boston and Charlestown,Massachusetts, Applications for Seamen's Protection Certificates and Identification Cards for Boston, 2/12/1918-11/24/1939 NAID 3444809
  • District of Providence, Rhode Island, Applications for Seamen's Protection Certificates for Providence, 5/1928-10/1940 NAID 3477996
  • District of Connecticut, Applications for Seamen's Protection Certificates for New Haven, 2/1937-7/1937 NAID 3477982
  • District of Boston and Charlestown, Alien's Applications for Seamen Service and Protection Certificates for Boston, 12/1931-7/1935 NAID 3476677
  • District of Portland, Maine, Application's for Seamen's Protection Certificates for Portland,8/1927-11/1937 NAID 3477986

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 Seamen's Identification Cards, 1918-1940.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Identification Card

  • Port
  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Place of birth
  • Place of father's birth
  • Place of mother's birth
  • If naturalized, where and when
  • Age
  • Birth date
  • Height
  • Vessel
  • Physical description
  • Photograph
  • Thumb print
  • Signature

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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 was born

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Town
  3. Select the Record Type, Number, Date 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]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family.

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

  • Use the name, birth date and birth place to obtain a birth certificate
  • Use the name and birth place to search census records
  • Search for other military records
  • Search for naturalization records

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the surname
  • Search for records in the county where the seaman lived
  • Search for other family members in the records

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]

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.
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.