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Record Description

This collection contains arrival and departure manifests at Eastport, Idaho from 1924-1956. It corresponds with NARA Publication A3460: Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Eastport, Idaho, 1924-1956.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Eastport Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956.

Record Content

Passenger lists generally include the following information:

  • Name
  • Accompanied by
  • Birth place
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Last permanent residence
  • Destination
  • Name and address of nearest relative
  • Destination
  • Physical features

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • The name of immigrant
  • The approximate date of Arrival

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

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection by image.
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Surname Range" 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.

With either search 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [FamilySearch Tips and Tricks].

Using the Information

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

  • 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?

  • Check for variant spellings of the name.
  • Look for other indexes. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
  • Search the indexes of other port cities.

Related Websites

Idaho Immigration Records

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Citations for This Collection

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:

"Idaho, Eastport Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication A3460. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Eastport Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956.

 

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