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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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The soundex index is a phonetic index that groups together names that sound alike but are spelled differently, for example, Stewart and Stuart. The index cards are filed according to the soundex number associated with each family name and then by given names. For more information on soundex indexes and help with coding names and using the index, see the wiki article: [[Soundex|Soundex]]  
 
The soundex index is a phonetic index that groups together names that sound alike but are spelled differently, for example, Stewart and Stuart. The index cards are filed according to the soundex number associated with each family name and then by given names. For more information on soundex indexes and help with coding names and using the index, see the wiki article: [[Soundex|Soundex]]  
  
For a list of records by dates currently published in the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882 collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1908535/waypoints Browse].
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For a list of records by dates currently published in the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945 collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1921481/waypoints Browse].
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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 | text= "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882."  Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M425. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.}}
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{{Collection citation | text= "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945."  Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication T840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.}}  
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[[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists (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  ==
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Lists for the years 1798 to 1882 generally include the following information:  
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'''Lists for the years 1798 to 1882''' generally include the following information:  
  
 
*Name of immigrant/passenger  
 
*Name of immigrant/passenger  
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*Name of ship
 
*Name of ship
  
Lists and soundex index cards for the years 1882 to 1948 generally include the following information:  
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'''Lists and soundex index cards for the years 1882 to 1948''' generally include the following information:  
  
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
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*Name of ship
 
*Name of ship
  
The index cards also list the volume, page, and line number in the passenger lists.  
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'''The index cards''' also list the volume, page, and line number in the passenger lists.  
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know
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To begin your search it is helpful to know  
*The full name of your ancestor
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*The full name of your ancestor  
 
*The approximate date of immigration
 
*The approximate date of immigration
  
 
If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
 
If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
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To search the collection fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
  
If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image: <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "NARA Roll Number and Description" category which takes you to the images.  
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If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection by image. <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "NARA Roll Number and Description" category which takes you to the images.  
  
Look at the images one by one. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.  
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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.  
  
Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
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With either search keep in mind:  
  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].  
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== 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:  
 
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 passenger lists to learn an immigrant’s place of origin; confirm their date of arrival; determine their foreign and “Americanized” names; and find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
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Use passenger lists to learn an immigrant’s place of origin; confirm their date of arrival; determine their foreign and “Americanized” names; and find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests  
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
  
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
*If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
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*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.
 
*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?  ====
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
 
*Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
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*Search the indexes 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 that may be your ancestor.
  
==== General Information About These Records  ====
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Pennsylvania, Philadelphia|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this county see the wiki article [[Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Genealogy]].}}
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=== General Information About These Records  ===
  
 
Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival. 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.  
 
Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival. 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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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]  
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*[[Pennsylvania Genealogy]]  
*[[Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration|Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration]]
*[[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]]
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. &nbsp;
  
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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'''Collection citation for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA microfilm publication M425. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.}}<br> <br> '''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
 
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"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945." &nbsp;images &nbsp;''FamilySearch'' (htttps://.familysearch.org: accessed 13&nbsp;March 2012). &nbsp;Emil Eckhardt, age 50; v. 39-41, 1 March 1901&gt;image 900 or 938,; National Archives, Washington D.C., United States.  
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'''Collection citation for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA microfilm publication T840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.}}<br><br> <br> '''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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Latest revision as of 14:21, 11 August 2015

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

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Contents

Record Description

These collections include the following:

  • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882 (NARA M425)
  • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945 (NARA T840)

The passenger lists are digital copies of the original records. The earliest records are handwritten pages. Later records are usually handwritten on pre-printed pages. The records are arranged by the date of entry into port.

A Soundex Index is available for the years 1883 to 1945.

The soundex index is a phonetic index that groups together names that sound alike but are spelled differently, for example, Stewart and Stuart. The index cards are filed according to the soundex number associated with each family name and then by given names. For more information on soundex indexes and help with coding names and using the index, see the wiki article: Soundex

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882.
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945.

Record Content

Lists for the years 1798 to 1882 generally include the following information:

  • Name of immigrant/passenger
  • Place of birth
  • Age and gender
  • Occupation
  • Name of country to which passenger belongs
  • Port of departure
  • Date of arrival
  • Name of ship

Lists and soundex index cards for the years 1882 to 1948 generally include the following information:

  • Name
  • Birth place
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Last permanent residence
  • Destination
  • Name and address of relative or friend
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship

The index cards also list the volume, page, and line number in the passenger lists.

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 fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection by image.
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "NARA Roll Number and Description" category 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.

With either search 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

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:

Use passenger lists to learn an immigrant’s place of origin; confirm their date of arrival; determine their foreign and “Americanized” names; and 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 used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 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.
  • 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 that may be your ancestor.

General Information About These Records

Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival. 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection citation for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882:

"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA microfilm publication M425. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

Record citation (or citation for the index entry):
The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882.
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 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1882.

Collection citation for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945:

"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA microfilm publication T840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.


Record citation (or citation for the index entry):
The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945.
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 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945.

 

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