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Showing posts with label Detroit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Detroit. Show all posts

30 November 2012

Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954


One of the latest databases at FamilySearch to be updated is the Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit,1906-1954.   
This collection, which is name search able, now includes almost 1.7 million images, of the card file containing the information on individuals who entered the United States through the Port of Detroit.
The index cards include an incredible amount of information on those entering. Included in the record is the following:


  • Port and date of departure
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship
  • Country of citizenship
  • Name of passenger
  • Age, gender, marital status and occupation of passenger
  • Birthplace of passenger
  • Place 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 
The card below is the record of  Hilda Kazdan Cohen who came across on 16 Apr 1936.

 In addition, since the collection is in alphabetical order, it is possible to search all people of the same surname very quickly, which helps identify other relatives who themselves are included in the collection. As always, this database is free to search.