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This Collection will include records from 1920 to 1956.<br>
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
This collection is comprised of two record sets from the National Archives:  
 
This collection is comprised of two record sets from the National Archives:  
  
*Manifests of alien arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954 (NARA M1480)  
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*Manifests of alien arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1956 (NARA M1480)  
 
*Soundex card manifests of alien and citizen arrivals at Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, and Waddington, New York, July 1929-April 1956 (NARA M1482).
 
*Soundex card manifests of alien and citizen arrivals at Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, and Waddington, New York, July 1929-April 1956 (NARA M1482).
  
These card manifests are arranged in Soundex order and document over 1,000,000 arrivals. Some citizen arrivals are also included. The bulk of the arrivals were at Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The cards are arranged by soundex code and include permanent, temporary, statistical, and nonstatistical arrivals.  
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Both collections are part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.  
  
The National Archives have kept lists of immigrating individuals since about 1820. Some cities or ports of immigration have kept lists since the colonial period.&nbsp;
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These card manifests are arranged in Soundex order. For help in using the soundex refer to the wiki article: [[Soundex|Soundex]].  
 
 
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1876434/waypoints Browse].  
 
  
 
Arrival lists was used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.  
 
Arrival lists was used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.  
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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 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.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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===To Browse this Collection===
 
 
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>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1480 and M1482. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}
 
  
Digital images of originals housed at various municipal archives throughout New York.
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[[New York, Northern Arrival Manifests (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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Image:New York Northern Arrival Manifests (10-0676) DGS 4719410 220.jpg|Soundex Card
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[[Image:New York Northern Arrival Manifests (10-0676) DGS 4719410 220.jpg|thumb|right|New York Northern Arrival Manifests (10-0676) DGS 4719410 220.jpg]]
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
  
 
The cards generally include the following:  
 
The cards generally include the following:  
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*Name of ship
 
*Name of ship
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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When searching these records it is helpful to know:
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*The full name of your ancestor
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*Other identifying information such as 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/1876434?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in your ancestor’s name on the 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.
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page  
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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/1876434/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 "Arrival Location" category<br> ⇒Select the "Soundex Range" category which takes you to the images  
⇒ Select the Arrival Location  
 
⇒ Select the Soundex Range which takes you to the images.
 
  
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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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.  
  
These card manifests are arranged in Soundex order. For help in using the soundex refer to the wiki article: [[Soundex|Soundex]].  
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With either search keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1876434 New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
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==What Do I Do Next?==
  
When searching these records 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. Compare the information in these records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if you have found the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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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.  
  
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:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
Use these records to:  
 
Use these records to:  
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*Confirm their date of arrival  
 
*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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*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
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*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
  
You may also find these tips helpful:  
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Keep in Mind:
  
*Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.
 
 
*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.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the [[New York, Northern Arrival Manifests (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|attached Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at [mailto:support@familysearch support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the [[New York, Northern Arrival Manifests (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|attached Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at [mailto:support@familysearch support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
 
 
[http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/northern-ny-state-arrivals.html Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954 ]<br>[http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/index.html Immigration Records]<br>[http://www.archives.gov/publications/general-info-leaflets/55-census.html The Soundex Indexing System]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Soundex|Soundex]]
 
*[[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]]
 
*[[New York|New York]]<br>
 
*[[New York Emigration and Immigration|New York Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[New York History|New York History]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article ==
 
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1480 and M1482. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}<br><br> <br>
  
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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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
"New York, Northern Arrival Manifests (FamilySearch Historical Records)," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 29 August 2012). R Kate, E Ashworth, October 5, 1917; citing Arrival Manifests, Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls and Rochester, Soundex: A-263 Florance to A-416 Otto H, Image 110; United States Federal Archives and Records Center, New, York.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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What is in the Collection?

This collection is comprised of two record sets from the National Archives:

  • Manifests of alien arrivals at Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1956 (NARA M1480)
  • Soundex card manifests of alien and citizen arrivals at Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, and Waddington, New York, July 1929-April 1956 (NARA M1482).

Both collections are part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

These card manifests are arranged in Soundex order. For help in using the soundex refer to the wiki article: Soundex.

Arrival lists was used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.

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.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The cards generally include the following:

  • Full name 
  • By whom accompanied
  • Place of birth
  • Age, gender, marital status, occupation
  • Ability to read and write
  • Race and nationality (citizenship)
  • Place of last permanent residence
  • Name of relative or friend in country of emigration
  • Ever lived before in the United States
  • If so, where and length of stay
  • Who paid for passage
  • Final destination
  • Name and address of friend or relative in this country
  • Any criminal record
  • Physical description
  • Purpose in coming to United States
  • Date and port of arrival
  • Name of ship

How Do I Search the Collection?

When searching these records it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • Other identifying information such as 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 your ancestor’s name on the 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.

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 "Arrival Location" category
⇒Select the "Soundex Range" category 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.

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

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 that can 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 records 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.
  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date.

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.

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.
  • Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the passenger lists year by year.
  • Search the indexes of other port cities.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1480 and M1482. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956.


Image citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found 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 New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956.

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