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| title=United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905-1937  
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| record_type = Employment and Sailing Lists
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| record_group_title =[https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/185.html Records of the Panama Canal, 1848-1999]
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Panama Genealogy]]
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2007/fall/panama.html NARA Article on Panama Canal Research]
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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The collection consists of an index and images of employee records (service history cards), sailing lists of contract laborers, and employee identification records (metal check cards and applications). This collection corresponds to NARA Record Group 185, Records of the Panama Canal, 1848-1999. Index to applications for Photo Metal Checks, 1918-1919 courtesy of the National Archives.
  
The collection consists of employee records (service history cards), sailing lists of contract laborers,and employee identification records (metal check cards and applications) from Record Group 185 Records of the Panama Canal, 1848-1999, located in Archives II in College Park, Maryland. This collection covers the years 1905 to 1937.  
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*Metal Check Issue Cards,[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7226555  NAID 7226555]
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*Applications for Photo-Metal Check,7/1918-7/1919 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6821421 NAID 6821421]
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*Sailing Lists of Contract Laborers,1905-1910 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7226554 NAID 7226554]
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*Service Record Cards,1904-1920 [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/7226556 NAID 7226556] 
  
For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/2193241/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
 
<gallery caption="Panama, Employment Records from the Panama Canal" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
<gallery caption="Panama, Employment Records from the Panama Canal" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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Image:Panama, Employment Records from the Panama Canal (13-0585) List of Contract Laborers DGS 100266598_206.jpg|List of Contract Laborers
 
Image:Panama, Employment Records from the Panama Canal (13-0585) List of Contract Laborers DGS 100266598_206.jpg|List of Contract Laborers
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
  
 
The records may include the following information:  
 
The records may include the following information:  
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*Remarks
 
*Remarks
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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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 birth date and birth place of your ancestor
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*The residence of your ancestor
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*The approximate dates of employment
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the full name along with some identifying information such as birth date, birth place, residence, or approximate dates of employment.
 
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2193241?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in your ancestor’s name in 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.
  
To search the collection<br>⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the "Record Category" <br>⇒ Select the "Record Description" which takes you to 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/2193241/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 appropriate "Record Description" 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 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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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.  
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With either search keep in mind:  
  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details about your ancestor. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details about your ancestor. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
  
The following suggestions may help you in your search:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*Compile a list of other personnel with the same surname. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile a list of other personnel with the same surname. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
*If you are having difficulty locating your ancestor, look for variant spellings of the surnames. You should also look for abbreviated names and nicknames.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*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.
  
[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/185.html National Archives Records of the Panama Canal]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Panama Canal Zone|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 [[Panama Canal Zone]].}}
  
*[[Panama]]
 
*[[Panama Canal Zone]]
 
*[[Panama Canal Zone Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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==Citing this Collection==
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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. <br>
  
{{Contributor invite}}  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905-1937." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA Record Group 185. College Park, Maryland: National Archives and Records Administration, Archives II, n.d.}} <br><br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
 
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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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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
 
  
{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists,1905-1937." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA Record Group 185. College Park, Maryland: National Archives and Records Administration, Archives II, n.d.}}
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Panama Canal Zone, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Employment and Sailing Lists
Record Group RG 185: Records of the Panama Canal, 1848-1999
Collection years 1905-1937
National Archives Identifier 514
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
National Archives and Records Administration



What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of an index and images of employee records (service history cards), sailing lists of contract laborers, and employee identification records (metal check cards and applications). This collection corresponds to NARA Record Group 185, Records of the Panama Canal, 1848-1999. Index to applications for Photo Metal Checks, 1918-1919 courtesy of the National Archives.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905-1937.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records may include the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Birth place
  • Residence
  • Change in status
  • Position or job
  • Service dates
  • Salary
  • Where Appointed
  • File number
  • Remarks

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • The birth date and birth place of your ancestor
  • The residence of your ancestor
  • The approximate dates of employment


Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in your ancestor’s name in 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.

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 "Record Description" 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. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details about your ancestor. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Compile a list of other personnel with the same surname. This is especially helpful if the surname is unusual.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

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.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • 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.



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:

"United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905-1937." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA Record Group 185. College Park, Maryland: National Archives and Records Administration, Archives II, 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 United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905-1937.

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 United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905-1937.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.