Wisconsin, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Manitowoc, 1925-1956 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index for crew lists for ships arriving at Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
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What Can I Learn from Crew Lists?
- Name of passenger
- Immigration date and place
- Age and estimated birth year
- Birth Country
- Ship Name
How Can Crew Lists Help Me Find Other Records?
With information from these records you may be able to:
- Use the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests
- Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, and then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts and then in state, county, or city courts. An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process
- Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
- Use the information to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Also search for military, land and probate records
- Use the information to find additional family members in censuses
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family