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This collection contains crew lists from vessels arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana from 1910-1945, it corresponds with NARA collection T939.
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.
- "Louisiana, New Orleans Crew Lists, 1910-1945" Images. FamilySearch http://familysearch.org. Citing National Archives and Records Administration. National Archives at College Park, College Park, Maryland.
These records may contain the following information:
- Length of service
- Position within the crew
- When and where signed on to crew
- Paid or discharged at port of arrival
- Able to read
- Significant remarks or peculiarities
- Name of vessel
- Port 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
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ Select the appropriate "Roll Number, Volume, Date Range" which takes you to the images
Look at the images one by one 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 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 ports.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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