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Florida, Knights Keys Passenger Lists, 1908-1912
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Knights Keys, Monroe County, Florida, 
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1908-1912
Microfilm Publication A3371. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Knights Key, Florida February 1908-January 1912. 3 rolls.
Arrangement By date of arrival
National Archives Identifier 4367570
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of images of passenger lists of vessels arriving from Havana, Cuba. It corresponds with NARA Publication A3371: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Knights Key, Florida, February 1908-January 1912 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Florida, Knights Keys Passenger Lists, 1908-1912.

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

The records may include any of the following

Passenger List

  • Name
  • Birthplace
  • Age, gender, marital status and occupation
  • Height, hair color and eye color
  • Nationality or citizenship in what country
  • Last residence
  • Name and address of relative or friend at former address
  • Destination
  • Name and address of relative or friend in this country
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship

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

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  • The full name of your ancestor
  • Identifying information such as approximate date of immigration

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

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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

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  • 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

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
  • Search naturalization records for the family
  • Search for the family in census records, especially those in 1900 or after, which provides a date of arrival into the country

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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