1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 28, 2020 9:36 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking immigration records of William C Auger


      Hello, I am researching both mine and my wife's family tree. It's hers that I have a problem with. One of her relations immigrated to the US. I have found some living relatives who have been very helpful and have given me loads of information. However, it's his arrival into the US which is causing me problems. I believe he entered the US in 1894 or 1895, from Newfoundland along with Mary Olivia Duffet whom he married on 3 July 1897 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. The people I am looking for are William Claude Auger who was born in 1869 in London and Mary Oliva Duffet who was born in 1879 in Bat De Verde, Newfoundland. I just want their immigration records if possible. Thank you

        • Re: Seeking immigration records of William C Auger
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Mutch,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Manifests of Passengers Arriving in the Saint Albans, Vermont, District through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1/11/1895 - 11/30/1954 in the Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Record Group 85) that include ship passenger forms provided to the INS by shipmasters. The manifests were microfilmed as National Archives Microfilm Publication No. M1464. For access to M1464, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.


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          For a copy of their marriage license or certificate, please contact the Massachusetts Archives.


          For a copy of the birth certificate for William Claude Auger, we suggest you contact The National Archives of the United Kingdom, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, United Kingdom.


          For a copy of the birth certificate for Mary Oliva Duffet, we suggest you contact the Library and Archives of Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N4, Canada.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!


          [Some information provided by Elizabeth Burnes, Subject Matter Expert]

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