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South Carolina, Charleston U.S. Citizens Passenger Lists, 1919-1948
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Charleston County, South Carolina, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Emigration and Immigration
Collection years 1919-1948
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains passenger lists of U.S. citizens arriving at Charleston, South Carolina for the years November 1919 to December 1948. These records correspond with NARA publication A3647 and were filmed at the NARA facility in College Park, Maryland.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for South Carolina, Charleston U.S. Citizens Passenger Lists, 1919-1948.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Passenger list

  • The port of departure
  • Dates of departure and arrival
  • Name of passenger
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and court of naturalization (if naturalized)
  • Residence

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of arrival

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View the Images[edit | edit source]

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  1. Select the NARA Roll Number - Contents to view the images.


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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

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

  • Add any new information to your records

Use passenger lists to:

  • Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
  • Confirm their date of arrival
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
  • 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

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 passenger lists year by year
  • Search the indexes of other port cities

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of South Carolina.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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