Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
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This collection will include records from 1800-1906. This collection corresponds with NARA publication M360: Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1800-1906.
  
== Record Description ==
 
This collection will include records from 1800-1906.
 
This collection corresponds with NARA publication M360: Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1800-1906.
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== 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. {{Collection citation
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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.  
| text = “Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index, 1800-1906.” Images. . ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.  Citing National Archives and Records Administration.  
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}} [[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 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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{{Collection citation
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| text = “Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index, 1800-1906.” Images. . ''FamilySearch.'' http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.  Citing National Archives and Records Administration.}}  
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[[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 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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== Record Content  ==
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<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px">
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Image:Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index (13-0264) DGS 7535783_71.jpg|Index Card
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These records usually contain the following information:
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*Family or surname
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*Given name
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*Accompanied by
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*Age
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*Gender
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*Marital status
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*Occupation
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*Nationality
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*Last permanent address
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*Destination
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*Port of entry
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*Name of vessel
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*Date of entry
  
== Record Content ==
 
These records may contain the following information:
 
Subjects
 
Passenger lists
 
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know
⇒ Select the 'NARA Roll Number - Contents' category which takes you to the images.<br>  
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*Name of immigrant
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*Some other identifying information such as age or date of arrival
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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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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors 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.
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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.
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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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==== 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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[[Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration]]
  
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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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Related Websites ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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[[Pennsylvania]]
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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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]].
{{Contributor_invite}}
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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.
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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]].
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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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“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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Revision as of 23:45, 30 July 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1800-1906. This collection corresponds with NARA publication M360: Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1800-1906.

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.

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists Index, 1800-1906.” Images. . FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives and Records Administration.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records usually contain the following information:

  • Family or surname
  • Given name
  • Accompanied by
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Last permanent address
  • Destination
  • Port of entry
  • Name of vessel
  • Date of entry

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 fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them 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.
  • 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

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.

Related Websites

National Archives

Related Wiki Articles

Pennsylvania Emigration and Immigration

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.


Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


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

“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.