Washington, Seattle Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description  ==
  
This collection includes the years 1890 to 1957.  
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This collection consists of passenger and crew lists for those arriving in Seattle, Washington. It corresponds to NARA Publication M1383: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Seattle, Washington. The collection covers the years 1890 to 1957.  
  
== Record Description ==
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For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916081/waypoints Browse].
  
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.
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==== General Information About These Records  ====
  
This collection consists of passenger and crew lists for those arriving in Seattle, Washington. It corresponds to NARA Publication M1383: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Seattle, Washington, 1890-1957.
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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.  
  
== Record Content ==
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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.
  
[[Image: New York Eliis Island Passenger List.jpg|thumb|right]]
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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.  
  
Passenger lists prior to 1906 generally includes the following information:
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== Record Content  ==
* Name
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* Date of arrival
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* Port of embarkation
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* Name of ship
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Passenger lists after 1906 generally includes the following information:
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* Name
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* Birth place
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* Age
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* Gender
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* Occupation
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* Nationality
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* Last permanent residence
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* Destination
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* Name and address of relative or friend
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* Port and date of entry
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* Name of ship
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== How to Use the Record ==
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Image:Seattle Washington Crew and Passenger Lists 4876756 12.jpg|Passenger List Left side of page
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Image:Passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at Seattle, Washington, 1890-1957 4876756 13.jpg|Passenger List right side of page
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Image:Passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at Seattle, Washington, 1890-1957- 4878233 237.jpg|Employees and Crew Members List
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</gallery>
  
To begin your search 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.
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Passenger lists prior to 1906 generally includes the following information:
  
Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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*Name
 +
*Date of arrival
 +
*Port of embarkation
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*Name of ship
  
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:
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Passenger lists after 1906 generally includes the following information:  
  
Use passenger lists to:
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*Date and port of embarkation
* Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
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*Name and age of immigrant
* Confirm their date of arrival
+
*Birth place
* Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
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*Gender, marital status and occupation
* Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
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*Country of citizenship
You may also find these tips helpful:
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*Place of last residence in that country
* If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.
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*Name and address of relative or friend in that country
* 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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*Name and address of relative or friend in this country
* 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.
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*Final destination
If you do not find the name you are looking for, try the following:
+
*Physical description
* Check for variant spellings of the name.
+
*Date and port of entry
* Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
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*Name of ship
* Search the passenger lists year by year.
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* Search the indexes of other port cities.
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== Record History ==
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== How to Use the Record ==
  
Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival.
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To begin your search it is helpful to know
  
=== Why this Record Was Created ===
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*The full name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date of immigration.
  
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.
+
If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
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.
+
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.  
  
== Related Websites ==
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If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. &lt;<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the "NARA Roll Number - Contents" which takes you to the images
  
[http://stevemorse.org/ Find Your Ancestors in One Step] $
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Search the collection by image. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.  
  
[http://www.genesearch.com/ports.html US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957]
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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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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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[[Washington Emigration and Immigration]]
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*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.
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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.
  
=== Contributions to This Article ===
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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].
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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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, you can use passenger lists to:
  
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.
+
*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.
  
A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections| How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection ====
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*If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.
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*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.
  
* United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
* Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
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== Sources of Information for This Collection ==
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*Check for variant spellings of the name.
Washington. Seattle Passenger Lists, 1890-1957 (NARA M1383). National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
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*Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.  
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*Search the indexes of other port cities.
  
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== Related Websites  ==
  
[[Category:Washington Passenger Lists]]
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*[http://stevemorse.org/ Find Your Ancestors in One Step] $
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*[http://www.genesearch.com/ports.html US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Washington|Washington]]
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*[[Washington Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Washington History|Washington History]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1916081/waypoints Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957]
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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.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1916081/waypointsWashington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957]
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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= "Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1383. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}
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Revision as of 07:53, 3 July 2014

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

Contents

Record Description

This collection consists of passenger and crew lists for those arriving in Seattle, Washington. It corresponds to NARA Publication M1383: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Seattle, Washington. The collection covers the years 1890 to 1957.

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

General Information About These Records

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.

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.

Record Content

Passenger lists prior to 1906 generally includes the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of arrival
  • Port of embarkation
  • Name of ship

Passenger lists after 1906 generally includes the following information:

  • Date and port of embarkation
  • Name and age of immigrant
  • Birth place
  • Gender, marital status and occupation
  • Country of citizenship
  • Place of last residence in that country
  • Name and address of relative or friend in that country
  • Name and address of relative or friend in this country
  • Final destination
  • Physical description
  • Date and port of entry
  • Name of ship

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 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.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. <
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "NARA Roll Number - Contents" which takes you to the images

Search the collection by image. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

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:

  • 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. 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, you can use passenger lists 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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the name.
  • Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
  • Search the indexes of other port cities.

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

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957

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.


Citation for This Collection

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957

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.

"Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1383. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.