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Minnesota Crew Lists, 1929-1952

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Record Details
Place: Minnesota Crew Lists
Date: 1929-1952
Type: Crew lists
Count: 11,737 names

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About the Data

For several decades in the early half of the twentieth century, Two Harbors, Minnesota was one of the busiest iron ore loading ports in the world. This database is an index to the crew lists (NOT passenger lists) of vessels that arrived at Two Harbors, Minnesota, that had last departed from Canadian ports, between 1929 and 1952. 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 taken from: Publication Details of Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Two Harbors, Minnesota, August 1929-October 1956, National Archives, Washington, D.C.)

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 memberís position on the ship, where and when he joined the vesselís crew, or a physical description of him are recorded on some forms. 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.

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

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