New York, Northern Arrival Manifests (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch Collection|CID=CID1876434|title=New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956|location=United States}} <br>  
 
{{FamilySearch Collection|CID=CID1876434|title=New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956|location=United States}} <br>  
 
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1876434/waypoints Browse].  
 
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1876434/waypoints Browse].  
 
This collection has records for the years 1902 to 1956.&nbsp;
 
  
 
Arrival lists was used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.  
 
Arrival lists was used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
  
{{Collection citation
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{{Collection citation | text= "New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1480 and M1482. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}  
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. New York, Northern arrival manifests. United States National Archives, Washington D.C.<!--bibdescend--> }}  
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Digital images of originals housed at various municipal archives throughout New York.
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[[New York, Northern Arrival Manifests (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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[[New York, Northern Arrival Manifests (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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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
[[Image:New York Northern Arrival Manifests (10-0676) DGS 4719410 220.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Image:New York Northern Arrival Manifests (10-0676) DGS 4719410 220.jpg|Soundex Card
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The cards generally include the following:  
 
The cards generally include the following:  
  
*Name 
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*Full name 
*Age
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*By whom accompanied
*Sex
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*Marital status
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*Place of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
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*Age, gender, marital status, occupation
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*Ability to read and write
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*Race and nationality (citizenship)
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*Place of last permanent residence
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*Name of relative or friend in country of emigration
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*Ever lived before in the United States
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*If so, where and length of stay
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*Who paid for passage
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*Final destination
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*Name and address of friend or relative in this country
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*Any criminal record
 
*Physical description  
 
*Physical description  
*Occupation
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*Purpose in coming to United States
*Citizenship ("nationality")
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*Date and port of arrival  
*Race
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*Name of ship
*Ability to read and write and in what language
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*Place of last permanent residence
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*Port and date of arrival  
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*Destination
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*Purpose for entering U.S.
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*Intention of becoming a U.S. citizen or of returning to country of previous residence
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*Name and address of nearest relative or friend in the country from which he or she came
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*If the alien had ever been in the U.S. previously
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*Dates and places of previous residence or visitation
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*The reverse side of the card manifest sometimes includes the alien`s photograph and other miscellaneous information
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Arrival Location ⇒ Select the Soundex Range which takes you to the images.  
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To search the collection <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the "Arrival Location" <br> ⇒Select the "Soundex 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
 
These card manifests are arranged in Soundex order. For help in using the soundex refer to the wiki article: [[Soundex|Soundex]].  
 
These card manifests are arranged in Soundex order. For help in using the soundex refer to the wiki article: [[Soundex|Soundex]].  
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*Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the passenger lists year by year.  
 
*Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the passenger lists year by year.  
 
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
 
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
 
== Online Soundex Converters  ==
 
 
The easiest way to obtain the Soundex code for a name is to use one of several online Soundex converter programs. Simply type a name, and at the click of a button, the converter will divulge the corresponding Soundex code. There may be subtle differences between programs:<br>
 
 
*[http://bradandkathy.com/genealogy/yasc.html Yet Another Soundex Converter]
 
*[http://www.creativyst.com/Doc/Articles/SoundEx1/SoundEx1.htm#SoundExConverter SoundEx Converter Form]
 
*[http://www.eogn.com/soundex/ Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter Soundex Calculator]
 
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/soundexconverter RootsWeb’s Soundex Converter]
 
*[http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/3916/soundex.html Surname to Soundex Converter]
 
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.  
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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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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
"New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956," &nbsp;digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 21 April 2011). r Kate, E Ashworth, &nbsp;October 5, 1917; citing Arrival Manifests, Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls and Rochester, Soundex: A-263 Florance to A-416 Otto H, Image 110; United States Federal Archives and Records Center, New, York.  
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"New York, Northern Arrival Manifests (FamilySearch Historical Records)," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 29 August 2012). R Kate, E Ashworth, October 5, 1917; citing Arrival Manifests, Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls and Rochester, Soundex: A-263 Florance to A-416 Otto H, Image 110; United States Federal Archives and Records Center, New, York.  
 
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[[Category:New_York|Immigration]]
 
[[Category:New_York|Immigration]]

Revision as of 17:35, 12 September 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

This collection is comprised of two record sets from the National Archives:

  • Manifests of alien arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954 (NARA M1480)
  • Soundex card manifests of alien and citizen arrivals at Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, and Waddington, New York, July 1929-April 1956 (NARA M1482).

These card manifests are arranged in Soundex order and document over 1,000,000 arrivals. Some citizen arrivals are also included. The bulk of the arrivals were at Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The cards are arranged by soundex code and include permanent, temporary, statistical, and nonstatistical arrivals.

The National Archives have kept lists of immigrating individuals since about 1820. Some cities or ports of immigration have kept lists since the colonial period. 

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Arrival lists was used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.

The information was supplied by the immigrant or a traveling companion (usually a family member). Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the clerk guessed at the spelling of foreign names.

Citation for This Collection

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

"New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1480 and M1482. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The cards generally include the following:

  • Full name 
  • By whom accompanied
  • Place of birth
  • Age, gender, marital status, occupation
  • Ability to read and write
  • Race and nationality (citizenship)
  • Place of last permanent residence
  • Name of relative or friend in country of emigration
  • Ever lived before in the United States
  • If so, where and length of stay
  • Who paid for passage
  • Final destination
  • Name and address of friend or relative in this country
  • Any criminal record
  • Physical description
  • Purpose in coming to United States
  • Date and port of arrival
  • Name of ship

How to Use the Record

To search the collection
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Arrival Location"
⇒Select the "Soundex 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person 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.

These card manifests are arranged in Soundex order. For help in using the soundex refer to the wiki article: Soundex.

When searching these records it is helpful to know the full name of your ancestor and the approximate date of immigration. If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900. Compare the information in these records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if you have found the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

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:

Use these records 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.

You may also find these tips helpful:

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  • 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.

If you do not find the name you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.
  • Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the passenger lists year by year.
  • Search the indexes of other port cities.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954
Immigration Records
The Soundex Indexing System

Related Wiki Articles

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"New York, Northern Arrival Manifests (FamilySearch Historical Records)," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 29 August 2012). R Kate, E Ashworth, October 5, 1917; citing Arrival Manifests, Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls and Rochester, Soundex: A-263 Florance to A-416 Otto H, Image 110; United States Federal Archives and Records Center, New, York.