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  • meinhartstock
    Feb 14, 2013
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      Subject: [OHMEIGS] NARA -- Passenger Arrival Records Available Online
      Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 07:44:58 EST

      This from Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter........

      March 03, 2008

      NARA -- Passenger Arrival Records Available Online

      This week, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announced
      that it has made available for the first time online more than 5.2 million
      records of some passengers who arrived during the last half of the 19th century
      at the ports of Baltimore, Boston, New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia. The
      records can be accessed through NARA's online Access to Archival Databases
      (AAD).

      The records were transcribed from original ship manifests into electronic
      databases by Temple University's Center for Immigration Research at The Balch
      Institute. The Center donated the digital records to the National Archives. The
      records are known as Data Files Relating to the Immigration of Germans to the
      United States, 1850-1897; Data Files Relating to the Immigration of Italians to
      the United States, 1855-1900; and Data Files Relating to the Immigration of
      Russians to the United States, 1834-1897.

      This series consists of records of 527,394 passengers who arrived at the
      United States between 1834 through 1897 and identified their country of origin or
      nationality as Armenia, Finland, Galicia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Russian
      Poles, or Ukraine. There are records of passengers who were U.S. citizens or
      non-U.S. citizens planning to continue their travels, returning to the U.S., or
      staying in the U.S. There are records of passengers arriving at the following
      ports: Baltimore, Boston, New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia; the bulk of
      the records are for passengers arriving at the Port of New York. Each of the
      passenger records may include name, age, town of last residence, destination,
      and codes for passenger's sex, occupation, literacy, country of origin,
      transit and/or travel compartment, and the identification number for the ship
      manifest. Information on each ship is in the manifest header file and includes the
      ship manifest identification number, the name of the ship, the code for its
      port of departure, and date of arrival. The ship manifest identification number
      indicates the port of arrival.

      The new databases may be found at

      http://aad.archives.gov/aad/index.jsp

      Connie Cotterill-Schumaker