Idaho, Eastport Arrival Manifests (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Idaho, Eastport Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956 .
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|Idaho, United States|
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|Location of Idaho|
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.
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Passenger lists generally include the following information:
- Accompanied by
- Birth place
- Last permanent residence
- Name and address of nearest relative
- Physical features
How to Use the Record
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.
Search the Collection
To search the collection by name:
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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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Surname Range" which takes you to the images.
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.
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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 other indexes. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
- Search the indexes of other port cities.
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Citations for This Collection
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- "Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 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):
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