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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] link from the collection landing page.
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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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===To Browse this Collection===
  
== Record Content  ==
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==What Can these Records Tell Me?==
Image:Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists DGS 5576950 25.jpg|Passenger List
 
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A ship manifest of alien immigrants includes the following information:  
 
A ship manifest of alien immigrants includes the following information:  
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*Any physical impairments?
 
*Any physical impairments?
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
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Image:Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists DGS 5576950 25.jpg|Passenger List
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To begin your search it is helpful to know  
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date and place of naturalization
  
*The full name of your ancestor.  
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=== Search the Index ===
*The approximate date of immigration.
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2018318 Collection Page].  
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
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=== View the Images ===
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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].
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# Select '''Date Range'''
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# Select '''Roll Number - Date Range'''
  
== Search the Collection ==
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
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. 
 
 
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].
 
  
To search the collection image by image, <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.  
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
Look at the images one by one 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:
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2018318 | Maryland, Baltimore passenger lists, 1820-1948]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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*Use the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests.
 
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*Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, and then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts and then in state, county, or city courts. An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process.
==== 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 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  
 
*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names  
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
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*Learn the place of origin and find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.  Also search for military, land and probate records.
 
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*Use the information to find additional family members in censuses.  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.  
 
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*[[Maryland Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
*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.
 
 
 
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
 
 
 
*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.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.archives.gov/midatlantic/public/family-history.html National Archives]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===  
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*Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Maryland, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=189642&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Maryland%2C%20Baltimore%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Aimmigration FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
*[[Maryland Emigration and Immigration|Maryland Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[United States Emigration and Immigration]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publications M255, M596 and T844. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}} <br><br>
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2018318/waypoints Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948]
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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.
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[[Maryland,_Baltimore_Passenger_Lists_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publications M255, M596 and T844. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}
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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

To Browse this Collection

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

What Can these Records Tell Me?

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?

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date and place of naturalization

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Date Range
  2. Select Roll Number - Date Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests.
  • Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, and then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts and then in state, county, or city courts. An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process.
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Learn the place of origin and find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Also search for military, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • Try viewing the original record. Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Try variant spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Maryland, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog


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 2017. 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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