Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
 
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This collection will include records from 1899-1940.
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This collection corresponds with three NARA publications: T790: Book Indexes to Boston Passenger Lists, 1899-1940; T617: Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, July 1, 1906-Dec. 31, 1920; and T521: Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, January 1, 1902-June 30, 1906.  
 
This collection corresponds with three NARA publications: T790: Book Indexes to Boston Passenger Lists, 1899-1940; T617: Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, July 1, 1906-Dec. 31, 1920; and T521: Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, January 1, 1902-June 30, 1906.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
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.  
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These records usually contain the following information:  
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[[Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)# Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection |Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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*Name
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*Age
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*Accompanying family members
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*Citizen of which country
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*Name of ship
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*Name of shipping line
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*Date of arrival
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*Port of entry
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*Group number
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*List number
  
== Record Content ==
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== How to Use the Record ==
  
These records may contain the following information:
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To begin your search it is helpful to know
  
Subjects
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*Name of immigrant
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*Some other identifying information such as age or date of arrival
  
Passenger lists
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If you do not have this information search the United States census records after 1900. The census should list the year of immigration or how many years the immigrant has been in the United States.  
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== How to Use the Record ==
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>
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⇒ Select the appropriate 'NARA Roll Number - Contents' which takes you to the images.<br>
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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.  
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
== Related Websites ==
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To search the collection by image <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "NARA Roll Number - Contents" which takes you to the images.
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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Search the collection by 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.
[[Massachusetts]]
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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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
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
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*Use the age to calculate a birth date.
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*Use the name, date, group, and list number to obtain additional immigration information from the [http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/passenger-arrival.html National Archives].
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may also have immigrated.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. You may need to compare the information on more than one card or person to make this determination.
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Search the indexes and records of other port cities.
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*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 with the same family number.
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== Related Websites  ==
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[http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/passenger-arrival.html National Archives]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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[[Massachusetts Emigration and Immigration]]
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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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 &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; 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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.
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{{Collection citation
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| text = "Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index, 1899-1940" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i> http://familysearch.org. Citing National Archives and Records Administration.}}
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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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[[Category:NARA emigration and immigration records]]
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Revision as of 17:24, 9 July 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection corresponds with three NARA publications: T790: Book Indexes to Boston Passenger Lists, 1899-1940; T617: Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, July 1, 1906-Dec. 31, 1920; and T521: Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, January 1, 1902-June 30, 1906.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Accompanying family members
  • Citizen of which country
  • Name of ship
  • Name of shipping line
  • Date of arrival
  • Port of entry
  • Group number
  • List number

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • Name of immigrant
  • Some other identifying information such as age or date of arrival

If you do not have this information search the United States census records after 1900. The census should list the year of immigration or how many years the immigrant has been in the United States.

Search the Collection

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

Search the collection by 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.

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

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the name, date, group, and list number to obtain additional immigration information from the National Archives.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may also have immigrated.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. You may need to compare the information on more than one card or person to make this determination.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

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 port cities.
  • 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 with the same family number.
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Related Wiki Articles

Massachusetts Emigration and Immigration

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.


Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“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.

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.

"Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists Index, 1899-1940" Images. FamilySearch http://familysearch.org. Citing National Archives and Records Administration.