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North Dakota Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals, 1910-1952
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Record Description
Record Type Arrivals Manifests
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1910-1952
Microfilm Publication A3479. Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Northgate and Saint John, North Dakota,1910-1921. 1 rolls.
  A3580. Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Ambrose, Antler, Carbury, Fortuna, Noonan, Northgate,Portal,Sherwood, and Westhope, North Dakota, January 1921-December 1952. 1 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4644676 2789096 414
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains arrival manifests of immigrants arriving in North Dakota from two National Archives collections. Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Northgate and Saint John, North Dakota,1910-1921, A3479 over 1400 manifests and Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Ambrose, Antler, Carbury, Fortuna, Noonan, Northgate, Portal, Sherwood, and Westhope, North Dakota, 1/1921-12/1952, A3560. The collections are part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

  • A3479
  • Northgate, December 1913-December 1921
  • Saint John, February 1910-December 1911; January 1914-February 1915;December 1917-November 1921

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  • Full name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Citizenship
  • Last permanent residence
  • Birthplace
  • Final destination
  • Name of ship

  • Birth date and place
  • Name and address of friend or relative at last address
  • Final destination
  • Name and address of friend or relative in U.S.
  • Physical description and distinguishing marks
  • Who paid for passage
  • Purpose of visit
  • Port and date of departure
  • Port and date of entry

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  • Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived. Then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts, then in state, county, or city courts. An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process

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