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Ancestry.com. Minnesota, Crew Lists, 1929-1956 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: Minnesota. Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Two Harbors, Minnesota, August 1929-October 1956. National Archives at Washington, D.C. Micropublication A3384. ARC ID: 4492412. RG085, 1 roll.

Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baudette, Grand Marais, International Falls, Ranier, and Warroad, Minnesota, 1946-1956. National Archives at Washington, D.C. Micropublication A3444. ARC ID: 4525485. RG085, 1 roll.

About Minnesota, Crew Lists, 1929-1956

This database is an index to the crew lists (NOT passenger lists) of vessels that arrived at various ports in Minnesota, that had last departed from Canadian ports, between 1929 and 1956. The majority of the crew members were U.S. and Canadian citizens. Occasionally a few passengers were recorded on the crew lists with the crew members.

Information contained in this index varies according to the type of form used and the amount of information recorded about each crew member. The information that is included in this index where it is available includes:

  • Given name and surname of crew member
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity or nationality
  • Last Residence
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Port of departure
  • Port of arrival
  • Date of arrival
  • Name of vessel

Additional information such as the crew member’s position on the ship, where and when he joined the vessel’s crew, or a physical description of him are recorded on some forms and may be ascertained by viewing the corresponding image. Many of the bulleted items listed above may be used to search the index in the search template above.

The microcopies of the crew lists found at NARA are arranged chronologically by arrival date of vessel. If you do not wish to search this database using the search template, the images may be browsed following the chronological arrangement. To browse the images first select the “Year” in which you would like to search, followed by the “Month”, and finally the “Ship Name”.

To learn about researching in passenger records consult John P. Colletta’s book, They Came In Ships (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993).

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