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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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=== Search the Collection  ===
 
=== Search the Collection  ===
  
To search the collection:<br>  
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To search the collection:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "NARA Publication Number and title" ⇒Select the appropriate "Chronological order or alphabetical order" which takes you to the images  
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>  
 
⇒Select the appropriate "NARA Publication Number and title"  
 
⇒Select the appropriate "Chronological order or alphabetical order" which takes you to the images  
 
  
 
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:  
 
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:  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*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.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
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== Citations for This Collection ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.  
  
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Record Description[edit | edit source]

The collection contains an index to Canadian border entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924 and corresponds with NARA collections M1461, M1463, M1464, M1465..

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1924.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

The cards list

  • Port and serial number
  • Name of immigrant
  • Names of accompanying individuals
  • Birthplace
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Language
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Last permanent address
  • Name and address of friend or relative in previous county
  • If previously lived in the US, dates and place
  • Who paid passage
  • Name and address of friend or relative in the US
  • Money with them
  • If ever arrested
  • Purpose for coming to the US
  • Physical description
  • Port and date of landing

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know the full name of your ancestor and the approximate date of immigration. If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To search the collection:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "NARA Publication Number and title" ⇒Select the appropriate "Chronological order or alphabetical order" which takes you to the images

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:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • 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[edit | edit source]

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, you can use passenger lists to:

  • Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
  • Confirm their date of arrival
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • When you select an image to view, sometimes the manifest includes more than one page, and when you use the "click to enlarge manifest" link, the image that appears is not always the first page of the record. You may need to click on the "previous" or "next" links to view the remaining pages of the full manifest.
  • The information was supplied by the immigrant or a traveling companion (usually a family member). Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the clerk guessed at the spelling of foreign names
  • The passenger arrival list was used by legal inspectors to cross-examine each immigrant during a legal inspection prior to the person being allowed to live in America. Only two percent of the prospective immigrants were denied entry. 

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.
  • Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the passenger lists year by year.
  • Search the indexes of other port cities.

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957

Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Vermont

Contributions to This Article[edit | edit source]

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Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.



Image citation:
This template has been deprecated and is no longer used.

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1924.