Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Wisconsin, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Crew Lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1925-1956
Microfilm Publication M2045. Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc, 1925-1956. 1 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4532545 414
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images of crew lists of vessels arriving at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, from June 30, 1925 to September 24, 1956. These lists were submitted to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) by the captain or master of each vessel. This collection corresponds to NARA microfilm publication M2045 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The collections is arranged in chronological order.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc, 1925-1956.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Crew lists contain the following:

  • Name of passenger
  • Immigration date and place
  • Age and estimated birth year
  • Birth Country
  • Ship Name


Collection Content

Sample Image

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.

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 NARA Roll Number - Contents

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 Wisconsin, 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:

“Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc, 1925-1956.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M2045. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

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 Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc, 1925-1956.


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