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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==

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Record Description[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. The records cover the years 1925 to 1956.

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc, 1925-1956.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Crew lists may contain any of the following:

  • Port and date of departure
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship
  • Country of citizenship
  • Name of passenger, including maiden name of women
  • Names of persons accompanying passenger
  • Age, gender, marital status and occupation of passenger
  • Date and place of birth of passenger
  • Address of last permanent residence
  • 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

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

To begin your search, it is helpful to know

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • 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 browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "NARA Roll Number - Contents" 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. 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. 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.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?[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 passenger lists year by year.
  • Search the indexes of other port cities.

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

National Archives

Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Wisconsin Emigration and Immigration

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 (often called citing 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 Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc, 1925-1956.