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Record Description

This collection includes records from 1926 to 1956. It consists of images of crew lists for ship arrivals at Ashland,1955-1956; Kenosha,1937-1940; Marinette,1929-1940; Sheboygan,1929-1956; Sturgeon Bay,1946-1952; and Washburn,1925-1928. This collection corresponds to NARA microfilm publication M2044, record group 85, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Ship Arrivals, 1925-1956.

Record Content

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

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

To search the collection
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Port, Year of Arrival" 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

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 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

National Archives

Related Wiki Articles

Wisconsin Emigration and Immigration

Contributions to This Article

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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.

Collection citation:

“Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Ship Arrivals, 1925-1956.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M2044. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

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 Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Ship Arrivals, 1925-1956.

 

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