Dear Mr. Barker,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Passenger Lists, 1820 - 1897 (M237) in the Records of the U.S. Customs Service (Record Group 36) that may contain immigration information for John Barker. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at New York (RE-NY) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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M237 is available and searchable on Ancestry.com. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. M237 also is available using FamilySearch. Or, check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.
Lastly, we suggest that you review the NARA web pages on Immigration Records for more resources.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!