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Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc, 1925-1956
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Crew Lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1925-1956
Microfilm Publication M2045. Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc, 1925-1956. 1 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4532545 414
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of images of crew lists of vessels arriving at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, from June 30, 1925 to September 24, 1956. These lists were submitted to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) by the captain or master of each vessel. This collection corresponds to NARA microfilm publication M2045 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The collections is arranged in chronological order.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of passenger
  • Immigration date and place
  • Age and estimated birth year
  • Birth Country
  • Ship Name

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