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South Carolina, Georgetown, Passenger Lists, 1904-1942
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South Carolina, 
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1904-1942
Microfilm Publication M1842. Passenger Lists of vessels Arriving at Georgetown, South Carolina, 1923-1939,and at Apalachicola, Baynten, Boca Grande, Carrabelle,Fernandina,Fort Pierce, Hobe Sound, Lake Worth, Mayport,Millville,Port Inglis,Port St. Joe, St Andrews, and Stuart, Florida, 1904-1942. 1 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4335285 414
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of passenger lists of vessels arriving at the following Florida ports and Georgetown, South Carolina:

  • Apalachicola, Florida, 1918
  • Baynten, Florida, 1942
  • Boca Grande, Florida, 1912-1935
  • Carrabelle, Florida, 1915
  • Fernandina, Florida, 1904-1935 (St. Andrews, 1916-1926; Stuart, 1942)
  • Fort Pierce, Florida, 1939-1942
  • Georgetown, South Carolina, 1923-1939
  • Hobe Sound, Florida, 1942
  • Lake Worth, Florida, 1942
  • Mayport, Florida 1916
  • Millville, Florida, 1916
  • Port Inglis, Florida, 1912-1913

Arrivals to Georgetown cover the years 1923 to 1939. The collection also included a few crew lists. The arrival records include foreign visitors, immigrants and returning U.S.citizens.

This collection covers the years 1904 to 1942 and corresponds to NARA Publication M1842 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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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, Georgetown, Passenger Lists, 1904-1942.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Passenger list

  • Port and date of departure
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship
  • Country of citizenship
  • Name of passenger, including maiden name of women
  • Names of persons accompanying passenger
  • Age, gender, marital status and occupation of passenger
  • Date and place of birth of passenger
  • Address of last permanent residence
  • Name and address of friend or relative at last address
  • Final destination
  • Name and address of friend or relative in U.S.
  • Physical description and distinguishing marks
  • Who paid for passage
  • Purpose of visit

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

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

If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.

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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]

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.

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