Maine, Passenger Lists for the Schooner Independent - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Maine, 
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists
Collection years 1806-1806
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains passenger lists from the schooner Independent in Maine in 1806. The collection corresponds with NARA publication 4707085 and was filmed at the NARA facility in Boston, Massachusetts.


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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The records list:

  • The name of passenger
  • Age
  • Birthplace
  • Nationality
  • Place of embarkation
  • Occupation
  • Destination

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  • The place where the person lived prior to immigration

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the place of origin to search for census, birth, and marriage records
  • 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
  • Use the destination to begin migration patterns with future census, birth, marriage, and death records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the name
  • Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies
  • Search the indexes of other port cities

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