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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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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.  
 
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.  
  
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== Record Content ==
 
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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  ==
 
 
Information found in this collection may include the following:  
 
Information found in this collection may include the following:  
  
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*Destination city or country
 
*Destination city or country
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== 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:  
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TTo 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.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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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.
 
*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 [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 about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:  
 
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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*The country and town of residence can lead you to census records.
 
*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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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*You may need to compare the information of more than one family 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?  ===
  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.  
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*[[US Immigration Passenger Arrival Records]]
 
*[[US Immigration Passenger Arrival Records]]
  
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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. <br>
  
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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'''Collection Citation'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "United States, Russians to America Index, 1834-1897." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.}} <br><br>
  
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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Latest revision as of 03:22, 6 January 2016

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

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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.

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

TTo 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 article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

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

  • Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives.
  • 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 of more than one family 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.
  • 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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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

"United States, Russians to America Index, 1834-1897." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Center for Immigration Research. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

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 United States, Russians to America Index, 1834-1897.

 

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