Louisiana, New Orleans Crew Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Crew Lists
Collection years 1910-1945
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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains crew lists from vessels arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana from 1910-1945, which corresponds with NARA collection T939.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

These records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Length of service
  • Position within the crew
  • When and where signed on to crew
  • Paid or discharged at port of arrival
  • Able to read
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Height
  • weight
  • Significant remarks or peculiarities
  • Name of vessel
  • Port of departure
  • Port of arrival
  • Date of arrival
  • Serial number and form of required foreign service or immigration form

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date of arrival
  • The port of arrival
  • The date of departure


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ Select the appropriate "Roll Number, Volume, Date Range" which takes you to the images

Look at the images 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. 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.

What Do I Do Next?

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 and lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

Use these crew 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.
  • Find federal immigration records
  • Download a copy of the record or transcribe the details.
  • 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 lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives 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. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.
  • If you do not find the name you are looking for check for variant spellings of their names.
  • Please note that when you select an image to view, sometimes the manifest includes more than one page, and when you use the "click to enlarge manifest" link, the image that appears is not always the first page of the record. You may need to click on the "previous" or "next" links to view the remaining pages of the full manifest. .

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of other ports.


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:

"Louisiana, New Orleans Crew Lists, 1910-1945." Images. FamilySearch http://familysearch.org. Citing NARA microfilm publication T939. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Image Citation:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.


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