Dear Mr. Livingston,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Index to Petitions for Naturalization, 1824-1991 in the Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21) that contains one entry for Herman Lowenstein, as well as one entry from 1880 with Herman Lowenstein from New York City as a witness and one entry from 1906 with Herman Lowenstein of New York City as a witness. We cannot confirm whether or not any of these individuals are the Herman Lowenstein/Livingston (or a relation of his) that you are seeking. This index has been digitized and can be viewed online via the Catalog, and it relates to the series Petitions for Naturalization, 1824-1991 in Record Group 21. Most of these records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at New York (RE-NY) at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to and information about these records. Please see more information about researching Immigrant Records at the National Archives on NARA’s website.
We also identified multiple entries from the second half of the 19th century that are related to the Customs Service’s New York Port of Entry in the Records of the U.S. Customs Service (Record Group 36) and in the Records of the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation (Record Group 41) that may contain some information about the maritime activities of Captain Lowenstein/Livingston. You may review other records related to the Customs Service. Collection District of New York. Port of Entry, New York in the Catalog.
If Captain Lowenstein sailed merchant vessels, there may be some relevant information in series like Records Relating to the Engagement and Discharge of Seamen, 1872-1943 or Certificates of Registration, 1815-1919 in Record Group 41. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com for access to and information about these records. More information about records related to merchant vessels may be located on NARA’s website.
If Captain Lowenstein ever served in the U.S. military, RDT1 may be able to help you locate information related to his military service. Please contact them for further assistance. More information about Pre-World War I Military Service Records may be located on NARA’s website.
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 RE-NY and RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Additionally, we located the article about Captain Livingston that you cited in your inquiry on page 11 of the publication Tobacco Leaf, Volume 42, No. 2106 (July 5, 1905). The New York Public Library is listed as the source for the digitized Tobacco Leaf. You may wish to contact them to see if they have additional resources.
We also located this reference to “Capt. H. Lowenstein” in an issue of Forest and Stream from 1889 that may be of interest to you. In addition, 19th- and early 20th-century issues of The City Record of New York City have been digitized and are available online and may provide some insights into Herman Livingston / Lowenstein.
Plus, the Library of Congress offers an online research guide to Ships and Ship Registers: Sources of Information: Databases and Internet Resources that may be helpful. And finally, the State University of New York Maritime College has an online SUNY Maritime Digital Archive that might also be of interest to you.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
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found a couple items that you might like
Change of names, 1901, Herman and Mary Elizabeth Lowenstein to Livingstone.
Possible (no e at end last name