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From: joe <>
Subject: [TSL] Re: 1851/2 ships to Philidelphia
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2002 10:25:47 -0600
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The State Department Transcripts have been published by NARA on 2 rolls of microfilm...

State Department Transcripts of Passenger Lists, ca. October 1819-ca. December
1832; T-1219, 2 rolls (includes index)

They contain many gaps and errors, and are generally only used to replace missing lists in NARA's early Customs Passenger Lists microfilms. They cover these ports: Baltimore, Boston, New Orleans, New York & Philadelphia. Basically if you don't find what you are looking for in the standard passenger records on microfilm then seek out these two little used microfilms (also the earlier material from this series has been published in 2 books, which many genealogy libraries carry).



> In a message dated 7/2/02 12:16:23 AM, writes:
> >Often when passenger lists haven't been placed on microfilm, the state
> >dept.
> >in which you know the arrival took place has 'state dept. transcripts which
> >are open to view. Some of these records have either not been placed on
> >microfilm or are lost, and this is where these state dept. transcripts
> >come
> >to the aid of the researcher!
> Are these records at the state level, meaning each State's department kept
> them. Or do you mean records of THE State Department (federal government).
> Either way, how does one gain access to the records? Thanks for any info.

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