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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington, United States Genealogy|Washington]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[King County, Washington Genealogy|King County]]''
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| RW_URL_01 =[https://catalog.archives.gov/id/4449160?q=m1383 NARA  Seattle Passenger and Crew Lists Collection Description M1383]
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/ NARA Ship Passenger Arrival Records] 
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection consists of passenger and crew lists for those arriving in Seattle, Washington. It corresponds to NARA Publication M1383: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Seattle, Washington. and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The collection is arranged by ship arrival date.
  
This collection consists of passenger and crew lists for those arriving in Seattle, Washington. It corresponds to NARA Publication M1383: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Seattle, Washington. The collection covers the years 1890 to 1957.
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===To Browse This Collection===
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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/1916081/waypoints Browse].
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
==== General Information About These Records  ====
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<gallery caption="Seattle, Washington Passenger and Crew Lists" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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Image:Seattle Washington Crew and Passenger Lists 4876756 12.jpg|Passenger List Left side of page
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Image:Passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at Seattle, Washington, 1890-1957 4876756 13.jpg|Passenger List right side of page
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Image:Passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at Seattle, Washington, 1890-1957- 4878233 237.jpg|Employees and Crew Members List
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The passenger lists are digital copies of the original records. The earliest records are handwritten pages. Later records are usually handwritten on pre-printed pages. The records are arranged by the date of entry into port.  
 
The passenger lists are digital copies of the original records. The earliest records are handwritten pages. Later records are usually handwritten on pre-printed pages. The records are arranged by the date of entry into port.  
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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.  
  
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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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.
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
<gallery caption="Seattle, Washington Passenger and Crew Lists" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
Image:Seattle Washington Crew and Passenger Lists 4876756 12.jpg|Passenger List Left side of page
 
Image:Passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at Seattle, Washington, 1890-1957 4876756 13.jpg|Passenger List right side of page
 
Image:Passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at Seattle, Washington, 1890-1957- 4878233 237.jpg|Employees and Crew Members List
 
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Passenger lists prior to 1906 generally includes the following information:  
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'''Passenger lists prior to 1906''' generally includes the following information:  
  
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
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*Name of ship
 
*Name of ship
  
Passenger lists after 1906 generally includes the following information:  
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'''Passenger lists after 1906''' generally includes the following information:  
  
 
*Date and port of embarkation  
 
*Date and port of embarkation  
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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? ==
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
 
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*The full name of your ancestor.
*The full name of your ancestor  
 
 
*The approximate date of immigration.
 
*The approximate date of immigration.
  
 
If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
 
If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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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.  
  
To search the collection by name 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.
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1916081?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>
  
If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. &lt;<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the "NARA Roll Number - Contents" which takes you to the images
 
  
Look at the images one by one. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.  
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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/1916081/waypoints Browse Page]'''then select the NARA Roll Number - Contents.
  
Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
 
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
*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.
 
*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
 
*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
  
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].
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
  
==== Using the Information ====
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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.  
  
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, you can use passenger lists to:
 
  
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*Confirm their date of arrival
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*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  
 
*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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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Washington Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*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.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations 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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*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. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml 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 [[Washington, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Washington Archives and Libraries]].
  
*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?  ====
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Washington, King|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 [[Washington Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this county see the wiki article [[King County, Washington]].}}
  
*Check for variant spellings of the name.
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1916081 Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.  
 
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
 
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
*[http://stevemorse.org/ Find Your Ancestors in One Step] $
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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.
*[http://www.genesearch.com/ports.html US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1383. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}<br><br>
  
*[[Washington|Washington]]
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'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
*[[Washington Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Washington History|Washington History]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
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/1916081/waypoints Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957]
 
 
 
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]].
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
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/1916081/waypointsWashington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957]
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1383. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}  
 
 
 
[[Washington, Seattle 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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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1890-1957
Microfilm Publication M1383. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Seattle, 1890-1957. 357 rolls.
Arrangement Chronological
National Archives Identifier 4449160 414
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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National Archives and Records Administration


What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of passenger and crew lists for those arriving in Seattle, Washington. It corresponds to NARA Publication M1383: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Seattle, Washington. and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The collection is arranged by ship arrival date.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Washington, Seattle Passenger Lists, 1890-1957.

Collection Content

Sample Images

The passenger lists are digital copies of the original records. The earliest records are handwritten pages. Later records are usually handwritten on pre-printed pages. The records are arranged by the date of entry into port.

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.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Passenger lists prior to 1906 generally includes the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of arrival
  • Port of embarkation
  • Name of ship

Passenger lists after 1906 generally includes the following information:

  • Date and port of embarkation
  • Name and age of immigrant
  • Birth place
  • Gender, marital status and occupation
  • Country of citizenship
  • Place of last residence in that country
  • Name and address of relative or friend in that country
  • Name and address of relative or friend in this country
  • Final destination
  • Physical description
  • Date and port of entry
  • Name of ship

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.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Pagethen select the NARA Roll Number - Contents.


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

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 Lists, 1890-1957." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1383. 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 Washington, Seattle Passenger Lists, 1890-1957.


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 Lists, 1890-1957.


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.