Russians to America Passenger Data File, 1834 to 1897

The Russians to America Passenger Data File Index covers the years 1834 through 1897 and features 525,431 records that were collected from the National Archives. Individuals who are interested in learning more about the Russians to America Passenger Data File Index should visit the National Archives .

Information Available In This Collection

Every record in the Russians to America Passenger Data File Index offer the first and last name of the passenger, age, gender, year of birth, native country, date of arrival and destination.

About the National Archives

The National Archives preserve and distribute the records collected in the Russians to America Passenger Data File Index. Individuals who wish to obtain copies or view these records should use the following contact information to reach the National Archives.

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The National Archives holds millions of records pertaining to America's history, including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The National Archives records historically important documents mostly generated by the federal government and that date back to 1776. This includes military records on the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I and II, and the Vietnam War. There are also records pertaining to the Panama Canal Zone, JFK assassination, women's suffrage, immigration and census records. The National Archives is a great place to do genealogy research, as well as learn about specific events in America's history.

Immigration records are excellent for those researching their family's passage from one country to another. The National Archives has an extensive amount of immigration records, including passenger lists. The bulk of the National Archives passenger manifests are broken down by water or land port of arrival, although the more historic gateway ports, like New York and Philadelphia, have immigration records further broken down. For instance, there is an index for Russian immigrants who arrived at New York and listed their native country as Armenia, Galicia, Finland, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine or Russian Poles due to the amount of immigrants from these areas.

The individual passenger records can include full name, age, last town of residence, gender, occupation, literacy, destination, travel compartment, identification number for the ship manifest, name of ship, port of departure, date of arrival and port of arrival. Sometimes these records also reveal contact information for a friend or relative in the U.S. who the immigrant would meet. These are all valuable clues when researching ancestors. This index of Russian immigrants to New York is available in an online database open to the public through the National Archives. Individuals may search using name, country of origin, destination and age. These records can be viewed in person and copied as well.

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