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NOTE: Soundex is a phonetic index that groups together names that sound alike but are spelled differently, for example, Stewart and Stuart. This helps searchers find names that are spelled differently than originally expected, a relatively common genealogical research problem. For more information, read the Soundex wiki article.

NOTE: For a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection or how to find missing images elsewhere, see Document 114052, How to use Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records.

Question #1: There are gaps in the Soundex Ranges for the Arrival Location of Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls and Rochester. Where can I find these records?
Answer #1: To find the missing Soundex Ranges, go to the Catalog section for “Manifests of alien arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954 : NARA Record Group 85, M1480” (search by Film Number: 1973279) and search for the Soundex Ranges you are interested in that are not online. They will start with Film Number “1973xxx”. See Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche for instructions on ordering microfilm, as well as finding a local FamilySearch Center where you can view these films.

Question #2: The records in some of these browse points seem to be out of order. Can you explain this?
Answer #2: There may be instances in this collection where some of the browse points were filmed in reverse order. The Soundex numbers will be reversed as well as the alphabetical listing within the Soundex numbers. You can tell this by scrolling forward and backward noting the Soundex numbers in the upper left hand corner of the card. And example would be the browse point Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester > Soundex: S-135 to S-160 Hersch.


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  • If browsing this collection: please include the full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the Image viewer window.
    For example: New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956 > Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester > Soundex: F-616 Jacob to F-630 > Image 8 of 7212.
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