2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 3, 2020 11:50 PM by Timothy McGoldrick

    Seeking digitized ship manifests arriving at Baltimore in 1832


      Greetings, I am hoping to gain access or find a way to research the Ships manifests for Baltimore arriving in 1832, from France. My Gr Gr Grandfather, Joseph (Josef?) Studer immigrated from Switzerland, using the port of Le Harve France, we believe, as a departure point. Relatives claim he arrived in Baltimore in that same year. He was born in 1804. Appreciate your work there and hopefully, I can continue my research a little deeper, through the facility. Warm Regards to all...

        • Re: Seeking digitized ship manifests arriving at Baltimore in 1832
          Timothy McGoldrick Adventurer

          On the Baltimore Passenger list a search from 1827-1837 provided no results.

          However a search of the Philadelphia passenger list shows a Joseph Studer his wife Maria and 6 Children arriving on

          Jun 9, 1830  all born in Switzerland. 

          All Pennsylvania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-1962

          Link: https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8769/  

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          • Re: Seeking digitized ship manifests arriving at Baltimore in 1832
            Cara Jensen Tracker

            Dear Mr. Studer,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, Maryland, 1820-1891 (M255) in the Records of the U.S. Customs Service (Record Group 36) that may contain records of Joseph/Josef Studer.  For access to these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov


            These passenger lists (M255) also are available and searchable on Ancestry.com. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.


            If you cannot locate your ancestor with the above resource, we suggest that you review these Genealogy: Passenger Arrival List Research Tips and not limit your search efforts to only the Baltimore port or the year of 1835. There are numerous ways that individuals could enter the United States from Europe such as via a ship to a larger number of coastal ports or over land from Canada, etc. Ship passenger arrival lists were a requirement beginning in 1820, but that does not guarantee that person was recorded or that the list still exists.  In addition, the NARA publication on Immigration Records may also be useful.


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


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


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