Idaho, Eastport Arrival Manifests (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Idaho, Eastport Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956 .
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Eastport, Boundary County, Idaho, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Arrival Manifests
Record Group RG 85: Records of the immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1924-1956
Microfilm Publication A3460. Alien Arrivals at Eastport Arrivals,1924-1956. 36 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4477073
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains arrival and departure manifests at Eastport, Idaho from 1924-1956. It corresponds with NARA Publication A3460: Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Eastport, Idaho, 1924-1956 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The collection is arranged by last name then given name.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Eastport Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956.

Collection Content

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What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Passenger lists generally include the following information:

  • Name
  • Accompanied by
  • Birth place
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Last permanent residence
  • Destination
  • Name and address of nearest relative
  • Physical features

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • The name of immigrant
  • The approximate date of arrival

If you do not know this information, check the U.S. census records after 1900.

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Fill in the requested information on 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. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

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⇒Select the "Surname Range" which takes you to the images.

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What Do I Do Next?

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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

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.
  • 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.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

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

Citing 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:

"Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956." Database with Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication A3460. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

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 Idaho, Eastport Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Idaho, Eastport Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956.

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