This database contains descriptive lists of Chinese seamen arriving at the port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1900 and 1923. Information recorded in these documents includes:
- Occupation or rating
- Physical marks
- Where born
- Where shipped and date
- Ever been in the U.S.
- Any papers showing right of entry to the U.S.
- Time of residence in the U.S.
- Other remarks
- Port of arrival
- Ship name
- Date of arrival
Some of this information may only be obtained by viewing the image of the seamen’s list. The amount of information recorded for an individual will vary according to form type and the information requested on it.
The records contained in this database originate from the same NARA microfilm rolls as the Case Files of Chinese Immigrants from Philadelphia (see source info), accessible through the following database: