Maryland, Baltimore, Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes (FamilySearch Historical Records)Edit This Page

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Record Description

This collection contains passenger and crew lists of airplanes from 1954-1957. It corresponds with NARA Publication M1477: Passenger and crew lists of vessels and airplanes arriving at Baltimore, Maryland,Dec.1954-May 1957.

For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include:

  • Name
  • Length of service
  • Position within the crew
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • When and where signed on to crew
  • Significant remarks
  • Name of vessel
  • Port of departure
  • Date of departure
  • Port of arrival
  • Date of arrival
  • Serial number and form of required foreign service or immigration form

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • Some other identifying information such the port and date or arrival or departure.

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 image by image.
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "NARA Roll Number-Contents" which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times

  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

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 and lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example, you can use these 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.
  • Find federal immigration records

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Download a copy of the record or transcribe the details.
  • 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 lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives 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. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.
  • If you do not find the name you are looking for check for variant spellings of their names.
  • Please note that 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. .

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of other localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Related Websites

Immigration Records

Related Wiki Articles

Maryland Emigration and Immigration

Contributions to This Article

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Maryland, Baltimore Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1954-1957" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1477. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

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