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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1820 to 1948.<br>
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This collection consists of the index and images of passenger arrivals in Baltimore, Maryland. This collection contains records from three NARA publication including M255 (Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1891); M596 (Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1869); and T844 (Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1891-1948). Passenger arrival  lists from July 1, 1948 to November 30, 1954 do not exist.  
  
This collection consists of the index and images of passenger arrivals in Baltimore, Maryland. This collection contains records from three NARA publication including M255 (Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1891); M596 (Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1869); and T844 (Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1891-1948).  
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The passenger arrival list was used by legal inspectors to cross-examine each immigrant during a legal inspection prior to the person being allowed to live in America. Only two percent of the prospective immigrants were denied entry.  
  
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/2018318/waypoints%7C Browse].
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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
  
The passenger arrival list was used by legal inspectors to cross-examine each immigrant during a legal inspection prior to the person being allowed to live in America. Only two percent of the prospective immigrants were denied entry.&nbsp;
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See also [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2173933?collectionNameFilter=true Baltimore Passenger List Index, 1820 -1897]
  
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
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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|title=Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
 
 
 
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[[Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Sample Image ===
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
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A ship manifest of alien immigrants includes the following information:  
 
A ship manifest of alien immigrants includes the following information:  
  
*Ship's name with port and date of departure
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*Ship's name with port and date of departure  
*Date of arrival and U. S. port of entry
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*Date of arrival and U. S. port of entry  
*Name of immigrant and nationality
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*Name of immigrant and nationality  
*Age, gender, marital status and occupation of immigrant
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*Age, gender, marital status and occupation of immigrant  
*Birth place, and last permanent residence
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*Birth place, and last permanent residence  
*Who paid for passage
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*Who paid for passage  
*Intended final destination
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*Intended final destination  
*Able to read and write?
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*Able to read and write?  
 
*Any physical impairments?
 
*Any physical impairments?
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The full name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate date of immigration.
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If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2018318?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your 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.
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Date Range ⇒ Select the Roll Number - Date Range which takes you to the images.  
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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].  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2018318/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the "Date Range" <br> ⇒Select the "Roll Number - Date Range" which takes you to the images.  
  
<br>Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Check the index for the surname and then the given name. You may need to look at many entries to find the one you are seeking. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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Search the collection by 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.  
  
When searching the index 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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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
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as name of the ship, page, or entry number) to locate your ancestors in the records. 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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== 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 passenger lists to:  
 
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 passenger lists to:  
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*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
 
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
  
You may also find these tips helpful:
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
  
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*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.
 
*If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
 
*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.
  
If you do not find the name you are looking for, try the following:
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== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?  ==
  
 
*Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
 
*Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
*Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the passenger lists year by year.  
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
 
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
 
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
  
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. .  
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Maryland, Baltimore|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Maryland Archives and Libraries]]. }}
  
== Related Websites  ==
 
  
http://www.archives.gov/midatlantic/public/family-history.html
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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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 Emigration and Immigration|Maryland Emigration and Immigration]]
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948" Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publications M255, M596 and T844. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}} <br><br>
*[[United States Emigration and Immigration]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
  
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.
 
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
"Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/: accessed 12 June 2012),1891-1957 (NARA T844) &gt; 1 - Jun 2, 1892-Aug 31,1892 &gt; Image 506 of 822; Fred Niese, age 29, Born in Germany; citing [United States Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948, NARA PublicationsM255, T844, and M596. National Archives and Records Center. Washington D.C.].
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists
Record Group RG 36: Records of the United States Customs Service
Collection years 1820-1948
Microfilm Publication M255. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore,Maryland, 1820-1891. 50 rolls.
  M596. Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1869. 6 rolls.
  T844. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1891-1948 (RG 85). 150 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4329528
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What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of the index and images of passenger arrivals in Baltimore, Maryland. This collection contains records from three NARA publication including M255 (Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1891); M596 (Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1869); and T844 (Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1891-1948). Passenger arrival lists from July 1, 1948 to November 30, 1954 do not exist.

The passenger arrival list was used by legal inspectors to cross-examine each immigrant during a legal inspection prior to the person being allowed to live in America. Only two percent of the prospective immigrants were denied entry.

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

See also Baltimore Passenger List Index, 1820 -1897

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948.

Collection Content

Sample Image

A ship manifest of alien immigrants includes the following information:

  • Ship's name with port and date of departure
  • Date of arrival and U. S. port of entry
  • Name of immigrant and nationality
  • Age, gender, marital status and occupation of immigrant
  • Birth place, and last permanent residence
  • Who paid for passage
  • Intended final destination
  • Able to read and write?
  • Any physical impairments?

How Do I Search the Collection?

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 by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

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 "Date Range"
⇒Select the "Roll Number - Date Range" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by 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.

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

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 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

  • 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.
  • 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. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • 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:

"Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publications M255, M596 and T844. 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 titlerecord.

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 titleimage.


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