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Posted - 17/09/2003 :  23:58:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
- The NorwayHeritage transcription project is aiming to get all the pre 1875 Norwegian emigrants entered in the Emigrants 1825-1875 database which can be accessed online. The plan is to expand the data for individuals after the primary data has been transcribed from passenger lists and church out-migrants registers. Join the group of volunteers dedicated to make this information available to living and coming generations.


- If you are working on a list, please post the information about that to this forum, so that we can prevent double work
- If you have any questions regarding the transcription please post to this forum


Indexed US lists
Canadian lists 1865 - 1875
Special signs
Transcription format

Roll and list numbers for indexed NARA arrivals to New York 1828 - 1850.
(There are also other ships which are not indexed, keep an eye out for those, check the year indexes!)
Beginning January 1st 1820, the U.S. Government required passenger lists to be filed by the ship master with the collector of Customs in the port of entry. Many of these lists have survived and are available at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA):


The US National Archives (NARA), Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals
Lists Marked red or green are done, or in the progress of being done!

Roll List Ship Date Progress
12 556 WILLIAM TELL 09/22/1828 Done (Sept. 22, 2003)
13 254 VIGILANCE 08/26/1829 Done (Sept. 22, 2003)
13 267 SALEM 08/31/1829 Done (Sept. 22, 2003)
13 296 EUROPA 10/12/1829 Done (Sept. 22, 2003)
16 123 DELTA 03/12/1832 Done (Sept. 22, 2003)
18 712 ADELINE 10/03/1832 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)
18 768 HERALD 10/20/1832 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)

25 934 ST THOMAS 11/19/1834
30 566 AGNES 07/05/1836 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)
30 607 NORDEN 07/20/1836 Done
31 714 DEN NORSKE KLIPPE 08/15/1836 Done
31 727 ROCKINGHAM 08/17/1836 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)
31 736 MINERVA 08/19/1836 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)
32 1003 REPUBLIC 11/05/1836 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)

33 160 JOHN LINTON 03/30/1837
33 373 FAVORITEN 06/01/1837 Done
33 407 ÆGIER 06/10/1837 Done
34 478 VANDALIA 06/19/1837 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)
34 485 LILLE MARIA 06/19/1837 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)
34 526 HERMES 06/23/1837 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)

34 703 NIORD 08/15/1837 Done
35 760 TIMOLEON 09/01/1837 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)
35 805 ENIGHTEN 09/14/1837 Done
37 485 REPUBLIC 08/16/1838 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)
38 98 TORONTO 03/19/1839 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)
39 451 JOSEPHINE 07/05/1839 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)

39 452 MAGDALENA CHRISTINA 07/06/1839 Copied
39 561 EMILIE 08/09/1839 Done 39 640 GEORGES 09/04/1839 Done
40 735 UNDINE 10/02/1839 Done
43 552 ST JAMES 08/03/1840 Done
43 584 EMILIE 08/12/1840 Done
46 569 EMELIE 08/03/1841 Done
46 600 PORTLAND 08/10/1841 Done
50 669 WASHINGTON 08/01/1842 Done

50 691 RICHMOND 08/08/1842
50 693 ELIDA 08/09/1842 Done
50 702 CLARISSA 08/15/1842 Done
50 711 EMELIE 08/17/1842 Done
50 773 TUSKINA 09/05/1842 Done
52 425 WASHINGTON 07/05/1843 Done
52 429 HERCULES 07/06/1843 Done
52 457 SALVATOR 07/13/1843 Done
52 462 JUNO 07/14/1843 Done
52 468 LUCY MARIE 07/15/1843 Done
52 474 LORENA 07/17/1843 Done
52 485 HAABET 07/19/1843 Done
52 486 UNCAS 07/19/1843 Done
52 495 JOHANNA 07/22/1843 Done
52 513 ARGO 07/26/1843 Done
52 524 WINTERFLID 07/27/1843 Done
52 552 TECUMSEH 08/07/1843 Done
52 576 TUSKINA 08/14/1843 Done
52 613 LOUIS PHILIPPE 08/25/1843 Done
52 625 ÆOLUS 08/28/1843 Done
53 653 MERCURIUS 09/07/1843 Done
54 365 STEPHANIE 06/03/1844 Done
55 485 JUNO 06/24/1844 Done
55 508 TRICOLOR 07/02/1844 Done
55 514 SALVATOR 07/05/1844 Done
55 530 WASHINGTON 07/09/1844 Done

55 539 ALBION 07/10/1844 Done
55 547 NORDPOLEN 07/11/1844 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)

55 614 HERCULES 07/30/1844 Copied
55 626 INDUSTRIE 07/31/1844 Done
55 642 KONG SVERRE 08/02/1844 Done
55 645 LORENA 08/02/1844 Done

55 647 ØRNEN 08/02/1844 Copied
55 726 ELIZABETH DENISON 08/28/1844 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)
56 826 AROS 09/19/1844 Copied
56 873 KONG CARL JOHAN 10/08/1844 Copied

57 125 WESTMINSTER 03/25/1845 Done (Sept. 24, 2003)
58 445 HAABET 06/21/1845 Done (Sept. 29 - 2003)

58 487 KONG SVERRE 06/30/1845 In progress (Sept. 20 - 2003)
58 514 ALBION 07/03/1845 Done (Sept. 22 - 2003)
58 549 SALVATOR 07/15/1845 In progress (Sept. 20 - 2003)
59 556 SKULDA 07/16/1845 Copied
59 645 STATSRAAD VOGT 08/08/1845 Copied
59 658 INDUSTRIE 08/12/1845 Copied
59 692 LOUIS PHILIPPE 08/21/1845 Copied
59 698 PRECIOSA 08/22/1845 Copied
59 700 PROBUS 08/22/1845 Copied
59 744 ÆOLUS 09/04/1845 Copied

62 496 JUNO 06/18/1846
62 517 OLOF KYRRE 06/22/1846
62 552 SVERRE 06/29/1846
62 562 INDUSTRIE 07/01/1846
63 616 NORDEN 07/15/1846
63 698 BOWDITCH 08/08/1846
63 710 WASHINGTON 08/11/1846
63 713 ELIZABETH BRUCE 08/11/1846
63 742 SULTAN 08/14/1846
63 780 COLUMBO 08/29/1846
64 803 ST PATRICK 09/05/1846
64 846 GENIO 09/16/1846
64 885 AGDER 09/28/1846
68 461 ALBION 06/30/1847
68 559 TRICOLOR 07/30/1847
68 562 TRICOLOR 07/30/1847
73 608 EBENEZER 06/24/1848
73 674 STATSRAAD VOGT 07/03/1848 Done
73 675 BRØDRENE 07/04/1848
73 689 DOROTHEA 07/05/1848
73 699 PORSGRUND 07/07/1848
73 717 ALERT 07/08/1848
74 741 ALBERTINE 07/12/1848
74 771 HERCULES 07/19/1848
74 843 THRACIAN 07/31/1848
74 876 HELVETIA 08/07/1848
74 907 LOLLAND 08/14/1848
74 955 BULL 08/24/1848
75 1005 FREYA 09/02/1848
75 962 FREMAD 08/25/1848
77 91 (Richard) COBDEN 02/05/1849
80 733 EBENEZER 06/15/1849 Done
80 743 HENRIETTA JOHANNA 06/16/1849 Done
80 765 STADSRAAD HEGERMANN 06/18/1849 Done
80 805 SYTTENDE MAI 06/26/1849 Done
80 815 VESTA 06/28/1849 Done
80 825 FAVORITE 06/28/1849 Done
80 851 SUPERB 07/02/1849 Done
80 860 DUO FRATRES 07/02/1849 Done

81 1020 VIKINGEN 07/25/1849
81 1021 DRAFNA 07/25/1849 Done
81 1023 PRECIOSA 07/26/1849
81 879 HARMINE 07/03/1849 Done
81 891 HENRY WERGELAND 07/05/1849 Done
81 913 EMBLA 07/06/1849 Done
81 915 FRIETHIOF 07/06/1849 Done

81 924 JANE 07/06/1849
81 927 BØRGVIN 07/06/1849 Done
81 948 CONCORDIA 07/10/1849 Done
81 984 HERCULES 07/18/1849 Done

82 1037 FAVORITE 07/31/1849
82 1059 DRAFNA 08/06/1849 Done
82 1083 CLAUS THOMESEN 08/11/1849 Done
82 1113 LYNA 08/14/1849 Done

82 1144 JUNO 08/18/1849
82 1162 JUNO 08/20/1849 Done
82 1176 BENEDICTE 08/22/1849 Done
82 1182 FLORA 08/23/1849 Done

83 1239 AUGUSTA 09/03/1849
83 1248 BUONOVENTO 09/05/1849
84 1356 ASHBURTON 10/01/1849
88 354 EBENEZER 05/15/1850 Done
89 519 HERMES 05/29/1850 Done
89 669 ALERT 06/29/1850 Done
90 699 HANS HOLMBOE 07/06/1850 Done
90 722 NORDLYSET 07/11/1850 Done
90 748 DIEDRICH 07/13/1850 Done
90 749 KONG SVERRE 07/13/1850 Done
90 754 BØRGVIN 07/15/1850 Done
90 756 STATSRAAD VOGT 07/15/1850 Done
90 761 ØRNEN 07/15/1850 Done
90 772 CHRISTIANA 07/15/1850 Done
90 782 INCOGNITO 07/17/1850 Done
91 850 DRAFNA 07/31/1850 Done
91 866 EMIGRANT 08/05/1850 Done
91 871 FREJA 08/07/1850 Done
91 879 COLON 08/12/1850 Done

91 912 WILLIAM 08/17/1850
91 960 HELENE 08/24/1850 Done
91 983 THERESE 08/30/1850 Done
92 1012 ÆGIER 09/03/1850 Done
92 1020 VESTA 09/03/1850 Done
92 1044 PETRUS 09/09/1850 Done

92 1081 NORDPOLEN 09/20/1850
92 1086 PRIMUS 09/20/1850 Done
92 1090 THEMIS 09/21/1850 Done
92 1094 SJOFNA 09/21/1850 Done

94 1259 FAVORITEN 11/06/1850

Lists after 1850 are not indexed, if you are going after any of the 1851 - 1855 lists, check the year indexes to see what lists are done, and which ones to look for. Transcribed lists are indicated by a linked icon:


Index 1851
Index 1852
Index 1853
Index 1854
Index 1855

New York
Indexes to passenger lists
• 1820-1846.................................... M261 alphabetical
• 1897-1902.................................... T519 ditto
• 1902-1943.................................... T621 soundex
• 1906-1942.................................... T612 alphabetical
• 1944-1948.................................... M1417 soundex

Passenger lists
• 1820-1897.................................... M237 arr. by date
• 1897-1957 (includes crew lists).............. T715 arr. by date
• Registers of vessels, 1789-1919.............. M1066 ditto


(NOTE: there are no existing lists for ships arriving at Quebec prior to 1865)

Canadian records:

The Canadian arrival film(s) contain passenger lists for ALL arrivals to each respective port, and appear on the film in order of arrival at that port. Apart for a few exceptions (discussed below), they are NOT indexed.

All Canadian microfilm reels are available by Inter Library Loan [ILL]. Inter Library Loan [ILL]. The Latter Day Saints [LDS] Family History Centers [FHC], have copies of the earliest Canadian arrivals ... details below.

If you already know the ship name and arrival date, you are also able to request photocopies of the passenger list from the NAC. You will find details of how to submit a request, by mail, email or by Fax. The Record Group which you need to quote is ______ RG 76 _______

Passenger List Film: A complete listing of all available microfilms or Canadian Arrivals, arranged by port and date.

When transcribing Canadian lists check out the yearly indexes to see what lists have been transcribed:
Index 1865 - Done
Index 1866 - Done, except several Bergen lists and some steamships
Index 1867
Index 1868 - Copied, scans available for transcription
Index 1869
Index 1870 - Copied, scans available for transcription
Index 1871 - Copied, scans available for transcription
Index 1872 - Copied, scans available for transcription
Index 1873 - Copied, scans available for transcription - several lists in progress
Index 1874
Index 1875

For the emigrants departing in the period between 1852, and 1865, the church out-migrants registers are the best to use, and the only source where passenger lists have not survived.


Histform - special signs: signs * @ !! ??

When transcribing the lists we will often run into problems concerning the way to handle some information in the lists, to fit in the database format. Some Norwegian historians were working on a project in finding a standard for transcription of historical data from censuses to digital databases. Their work was completed in 1995, and the standard was named "Histform".

"Histform" gives instructions and a format for the registration of the Norwegian censuses from 1865 to 1910, but the system is also very suitable for the registering of other sources, like the passenger lists. The idea was to find a common computerizing format for the censuses. What we have adopted from the standard is the usage of the special signs.


Special signs:
?? signifies that the handwriting in the original is indistinct or illegible. Part of a name, or an entire name might not be possible to decipher. Why do we need to use double ??, instead of a single ?. Answer: in some sources there might be a question sign (?) entered by the compiler. If we use the sign alone, we will not be able to part it from question signs in the original source. How do we use it? Example:

Ref Name Patronymic Farm/surname Age Sex status
1 !! !! Holfeldt 29 f Mrs.
2 Wilhelm !! Ant??ick 29 m
3 Hendrick !! Sandemo?? 30 m



!! signifies that this information in the source must be wrong for obvious reasons. !! alone in a field means that the information is missing, see example above. The reason for using double !! is the same as described above.

@ is used as a separator between two alternative readings of the original when it is impossible to decide which is the correct one.

% indicates stricken out text in the source. If a word or a sentence is stricken out it is marked with a % in front and behind the stricken out word. Example: The name "Andreas" is stricken out: %Andreas%

* after a piece of information, e.g. a patronymic or surname/farm name, indicates that the information is not given in the original, but included by the transcriber on the basis of other information given in the source, Like if there are "repeat signs" in the original, or like in the example below. Martha is not mentioned by surname, but she is the wife of Torkel Sjursen Opstvedt, and the Opstvedt* name is added to Martha's information. Sjur is noted as son, so the patronymic should be Thorkelsen*, and surname Opstvedt*:

Ref Name Patronymic Farm/surname Age Sex Status
1 Torkel Sjursen Opstvedt 44 m
2 Martha Johannesdatter Opstvedt* 39 f wife
3 Sjur Torkelsen* Opstvedt* 8-½ m son



Why do we use the * to fill in missing information? Answer: When making a database searchable, people will not be able to find persons if they are entered only as "Ole - son" or "Ole do." (do. = ditto). We need to enter as much of the name in the different fields as we can with reasonable judgement extract from the original source.

Additional information which is not found in the original source, is add in the "Additional info" column.

Database format:



We can use different formats for the transcriptions.
Excel
Word
Web format (table)
Lotus 1-2-3
Quattro Pro
dBase
Text file

In the table below you see what fields to include in the top row of your excel sheet. To have them all displayed I have split the table it in two lines (don't do that!)

Ref - Name - Patronymic - Farm/Surname - Age - Sex - Status - Occupation - Ship

Captain - Year - Departure - Arrival - Residence/origin - Destination - Remarks - Additional - Source

We will post some sample/template files here soon for download

Updated Sept. 20 - 2003
Updated Sept. 24 - 2003
Updated Oct. 1 - 2003
Updated Oct. 11 - 2003

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Jo Anne Sadler
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
1100 Posts

Posted - 24/09/2003 :  18:24:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Re: The US National Archives (NARA), Immigration & Passenger Arrivals, I have copies of and will transcribe the following lists:
Republic, Toronto, Josephine, Magdelena Christine, Nordpolen, Hercules, Lorena, Ørnen, Elizabeth Denison, Aros, Kong Carl Johan, Westminster, Skulda, Statsraad Vogt, Industrie, Louis Philippe, Preciosa, Probus and Æolus.
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Borge
Veteran Moderator

Norway
1273 Posts

Posted - 24/09/2003 :  19:42:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jo Anne, you have really been busy I see.

The lists that you obtained copies of are now marked with blue in the index. If someone wants to request a list for transcribing they can see which ones are available. I see that you have listed the LORENA, but that one seams to have been transcribed already. We do also have several copies of Quebec lists available for 1872 and 1873 if anyone are specially interested in working on specific years.

A good tip when transcribing the early lists is to use Gerhard Naeseth's work as a guide if you get stuck on some spellings of names.
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Borge
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Norway
1273 Posts

Posted - 28/09/2003 :  11:28:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am now in the progress of making copies of the 1868 Quebec lists.

Edited by - Borge on 28/09/2003 12:09:37
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Borge
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Norway
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Posted - 02/10/2003 :  09:41:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am now making copies of the 1870 Quebec lists. There are some very nice and clear lists so if anyone wants to have a go with the transcriptions, there are some nice and easy ones to start with. Check this example from the list of the bark Tanaro sailing from Risør:


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Jo Anne Sadler
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
1100 Posts

Posted - 13/11/2003 :  01:29:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have copied the following lists:
1846 - Olof Kyrre, Kong Sverre, Industrie, Norden, Bowditch, Juno, Washington, Elizabeth Bruce, Sultan, Columbo, Genio, St. Patrick, Agder.
1847 - Albion, Tricolor, Tricolor.
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Borge
Veteran Moderator

Norway
1273 Posts

Posted - 17/11/2003 :  20:55:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jo Anne, Trond might be able to help with some of the names on the Porsgrunn lists (the ones you have copied for 1846,) at least if any of the emigrants were from Telemark
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Jo Anne Sadler
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
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Posted - 12/12/2003 :  00:05:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have started to put a note at the bottom of the passenger list indicating the total number of passengers, not just the Norwegians. Sometimes there were only a few Norwegians and it would be interesting to know the total number of passengers.
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Borge
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Norway
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Posted - 20/01/2004 :  23:36:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't go copying passenger lists for Norwegian ships to Quebec 1865 - 1875 without checking with me first, I have copied and scanned almost all of them, with some very few exeptions

Børge Solem
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wnelson
Starting member

USA
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Posted - 02/01/2005 :  22:28:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have tried to find passenger lists for 1856 but the year seems to be missing. Are there not records or not as yet transcribeld. The list I am interested in would be the June and early July list. Walt Nelson
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Borge
Veteran Moderator

Norway
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Posted - 06/01/2005 :  12:04:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No, there are no surviving passenger lists for Norwegian departures in 1856

Børge Solem
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dgurihus
New on board

Norway
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Posted - 10/01/2005 :  17:18:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The lists have been of great help to me, so if I can help transcribe a list or more, let me know.
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Borge
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Norway
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  23:24:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dgurihus

The lists have been of great help to me, so if I can help transcribe a list or more, let me know.


Hi, and thanks for offering to help. Do you want me to send you a scanned list, or do you have access to lists where you live?

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dgurihus
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Norway
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Posted - 13/01/2005 :  17:27:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have no access to the lists, so just send scans to my mail, and I'll be on it.
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Borge
Veteran Moderator

Norway
1273 Posts

Posted - 23/01/2005 :  23:18:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dgurihus

I have no access to the lists, so just send scans to my mail, and I'll be on it.


Could you please pass me your e-mail address to: borge@norwayheritage.com

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NearNorsewood
Kiwi Viking special member

New Zealand
131 Posts

Posted - 02/02/2005 :  23:29:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, Borge.

I live in New Zealand.

I would be interested in helping transcribe the list of passengers on 1872 Hovding (Oslo, Norway to Napier, NZ) as a number of my ancestors arrived on this ship and settled in Norsewood.

Is this possible?

I am also trying to get copies of the 1872 Hovding arrival at Napier, NZ, from our National Archives to compare names (detect name changes) and trace what happened to them.

(My LIVING grandmother was born in 1906 and will have memories of some of the immigrants &/or their children.)

Pip
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Norsewood Cemetery & Settlers' Genealogies Project
www.norsewoodcemetery.co.nz

Edited by - NearNorsewood on 02/02/2005 23:33:43
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