Washington, Seattle, Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
King County, Washington, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger and Crew Manifests
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1947-1954
Microfilm Publication M1386. Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes Arriving at Seattle, Washington, March, 1947-November, 1954. 3 rolls.
Arrangement Arranged by arrival date.
National Archives Identifier 4499524414
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What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of passenger and crew lists of airplanes arriving at Seattle, Washington, March 1947 - November 1954. This collection corresponds to NARA Publication M1386 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The arrivals records are arranged by the date of arrival.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Washington, Seattle, Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes, 1947-1954.

Collection Content

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What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records may contain any of the following:

  • Port and date of departure
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship
  • Country of citizenship
  • Name of passenger, including maiden name of women
  • Names of persons accompanying passenger
  • Age, gender, marital status and occupation of passenger
  • Date and place of birth of passenger
  • Address of last permanent residence
  • Name and address of friend or relative at last address
  • Final destination
  • Name and address of friend or relative in U.S.
  • Physical description and distinguishing marks
  • Who paid for passage
  • Purpose of visit

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.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

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What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.


I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, ship’s manifests, birth, christening, census, and land records.
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • 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 to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations 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.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • 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 Washington, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Washington Archives and Libraries.

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:

“Washington, Seattle, Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes, 1947-1954.” Database and images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA Publication M1386. National Archives and Record Administration, Washington, D.C.


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 Washington, Seattle, Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes, 1947-1954.

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 Washington, Seattle, Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes, 1947-1954.


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