Maryland, Baltimore, Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Maryland, Baltimore, Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes, 1954-1957 .
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|Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
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|Record Type||Passenger Arrival Records|
|Record Group||RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service|
|Microfilm Publication||M1477. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes Arriving at Baltimore, Dec. 1954-May 1957. 34 rolls.|
|National Archives Identifier||414|
|National Archives and Records Administration|
What is in the Collection?
This collection contains passenger and crew lists of airplanes from 1954-1957. It corresponds with NARA Publication M1477: Passenger and crew lists of vessels and airplanes arriving at Baltimore, Maryland, Dec.1954-May 1957. Passenger arrival lists do not exist from July 1, 1948 to November 30, 1954.
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Information found in this collection may include:
- Length of service
- Position within the crew
- When and where signed on to crew
- Significant remarks
- Name of vessel
- Port of departure
- Date 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.
- Some other identifying information such the port and date or arrival or departure.
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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 information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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 "NARA Roll Number-Contents" which takes you to the images
Look at the images one by one. 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.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times
- 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.
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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 and lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example, you can use these 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
Tips to Keep in Mind
- 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 localities.
- 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 that may be your ancestor.
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== 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.
- "Maryland, Baltimore Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes, 1954-1957" Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1477. 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 Maryland, Baltimore, Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes, 1954-1957.|
|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 Maryland, Baltimore, Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes, 1954-1957.|
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