1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 7, 2017 10:44 AM by Katherine Vollen

    Passenger Ship Abstract


      If a Passenger Ship abstract states "The abstracts for the following periods are missing" are the records lost to time or not microfilmed?   This is in reference to  "Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts And at Ports on the Great Lakes 1820-1873".  Microcopy 575 Roll 16, Sag Harbor, N.Y. 1829-1834. The abstracts for the following periods are missing: April 1829 - September 1832." Thank you

        • Re: Passenger Ship Abstract

          Hi txliz,


          It's possible that abstracts from these years didn't survive to be microfilmed or just didn't exist in the first place.  Everything should have been microfilmed, but there are definitely gaps in these early records.  Sometimes the page that identifies the date is missing, and these abstracts are filmed at the end of the rest for that port.  But that doesn't seem to be what's happening in your case.  The most likely scenario is that they just didn't survive.


          Katherine Vollen

          (National Archives staff)