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From: "Rhonda Houston" <>
Subject: RE: [TSL] 1851/2 ships to Philidelphia
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 08:00:43 -0500
I always thought there was a difference between the federal and state
government level? These 'state dept. transcripts' are at the state level,
within the state's archives. Rhonda Houston
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TSL] 1851/2 ships to Philidelphia
In a message dated 7/2/02 12:16:23 AM, writes:
>Often when passenger lists haven't been placed on microfilm, the state
>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
>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.