United States, Russians to America Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection contains data files relating to the immigration of Russians to the United States for arrivals 1834-1897. Created by the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research.
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This collection consists of data files relating to the immigration of Russians to the United States for arrivals 1834-1897. Created by the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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=== 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.  
 
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| text =[Creator, Jurisdiction, or Institution]. [(Optional location)], [Name or title of series, volume, or record type]. [Archive name], [City, State of archive].}}
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{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Russians to America Index, 1834-1897." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.}}  
  
== Record Content ==
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== Record Content ==
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Information found in this collection may include the following:
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
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*Passenger’s full name
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*Age
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*City and town of last residence
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*Country of origin
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*Occupation
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*Port of arrival
  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
  
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*Passenger’s name
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*Age
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*Country of origin
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*Destination city or country
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
== Related Websites ==
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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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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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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].
== Contributions to This Article ==
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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 about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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*Use the residence and name of your ancestor to locate church and land records.
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*Their occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*The country and town of residence can lead you to census records.
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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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://aad.archives.gov/aad/fielded-search.jsp?dt=2126&tf=F NARA File Unit Information]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[United States]]
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*[[US Immigration Passenger Arrival Records]]
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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]].
 
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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Revision as of 19:50, 23 September 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

This collection consists of data files relating to the immigration of Russians to the United States for arrivals 1834-1897. Created by the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research.

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.

"United States, Russians to America Index, 1834-1897." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

Record Content

Information found in this collection may include the following:

  • Passenger’s full name
  • Age
  • City and town of last residence
  • Country of origin
  • Occupation
  • Port of arrival

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Passenger’s name
  • Age
  • Country of origin
  • Destination city or country

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 about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the residence and name of your ancestor to locate church and land records.
  • Their occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • The country and town of residence can lead you to census records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • 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

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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.