Connecticut, Passenger Lists - FamilySearch Historical Records
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains passenger lists from Connecticut from 1820-1942. This collection corresponds with four NARA publications: 5757071, 4731948, 6138760, and 5641635 and it was filmed at the NARA facility in Boston, Massachusetts.
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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The records may list:
- The name of the passenger
- Final destination
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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 date of immigration
If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.
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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’s record, 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. Add this new information to your records of each family.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
Use passenger lists to:
- Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
- Confirm their date of arrival
- Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
- 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]
- Check for variant spellings of the name
- Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies
- Search the indexes of other port cities
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Connecticut.
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