Indexes to seamen"s protection certificate applications and proofs of citizenship

ports of New Orleans, Louisiana 1808-1821, 1851-1857 ... additional ports of Mobile, Alabama 1819-1859 ... : record group 36, records of the Bureau of Customs, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. by Ruth Dixon

Publisher: Clearfield in Baltimore, Md

Written in English
Cover of: Indexes to seamen
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  • New Orleans (La.),
  • New Haven (Conn.),
  • Bath (Me.),
  • New England,
  • United States,
  • Louisiana,
  • New Orleans,
  • Connecticut,
  • New Haven,
  • Maine,
  • Bath

Subjects:

  • Sailors -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Registers.,
  • Sailors -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- Registers.,
  • Sailors -- Maine -- Bath -- Registers.,
  • Sailors -- New England -- Registers.,
  • New Orleans (La.) -- Genealogy.,
  • New Haven (Conn.) -- Genealogy.,
  • Bath (Me.) -- Genealogy.,
  • New England -- Genealogy.,
  • United States -- Genealogy.

Edition Notes

Third in series of indexes to records; the first being a two-volume work entitled: Index to seamen"s protection certificate applications, port of Philadelphia.

Other titlesSeamen"s protection certificate applications and proofs of citizenship
Statementcompiled by Ruth Priest Dixon.
GenreRegisters., Genealogy.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF379.N553 A2226 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination171 p. ;
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL117879M
ISBN 100806348194
LC Control Number99461825
OCLC/WorldCa39863586

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Indexes to seamen's protection certificate applications and proofs of citizenship: Ports of New Orleans, Louisiana,; New Haven, Connecticut. As evidence of citizenship, birth certificates, affidavits by relatives or friends, or citations to naturalization proceedings were frequently appended.

Applications for Seaman's Protection Certificates, - This series is partially indexed by the series "Index to Seaman's Protection Certificates Issued at New Orleans. Textual records relating to seamen’s protection certificates, including proofs of citizenship, certificate applications, quarterly abstracts of registered seamen, and some related indexes, are also available for many eastern seaboard and Gulf coast ports for various years from toin the Records of the U.S.

Customs Service (Record. Each seaman, once registered with the customs collector, was given a Seaman’s Protection Certificate. These certificates vouched for the citizenship of the individual and included identifying information such as age, height, complexion, place of birth, and in some cases eye and hair color.

Original source: Dixon, Ruth Priest. Indexes to Seamen's Protection Certificate Applications and Proofs of Citizenship. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., m has searchable indexes; database results and some digitized images are available with a fee-based subscription.

Indexes to seamens protection certificate applications and proofs of citizenship book Free articles and helpful research materials. Seamen's Protection Certificates were usually printed documents, varying in size and style, that were carried by American seamen as proof of citizenship.

The certificate was obtained by the individual through the customhouse, public notary, or U.S. Consul when required in a foreign port. Series: Indexes to Seamen's Protection Certificate Application and Proofs of Citizenship; Paperback: pages; Publisher: Clearfield; Revised edition (Ma ) Language: English; ISBN X; ISBN ; Product Dimensions: x x inches Shipping Weight: ounces (View shipping rates and policies)Format: Paperback.

Seamen's Protection Certificates were authorized by Congress in to identify American merchant seamen as citizens of the United States and, as such, entitled to protection against impressment at sea.

This work is an index to the names of merchant seamen who made application for a Seamen's Protection Certificate (SPC) at the Port of Philadelphia between and Publication of this volume, the third in a series of indexes to early merchant seamen’s records (see also Items and ), completes the project of indexing all the Seamen’s Protection Certificate applications and related proofs of citizenship filed by alm seamen between and in a number of Atlantic Coast and Gulf.

This series consists of all manner of records related to seamen's protection certificates (SPC's), which were issued pursuant to the law entitled "An act for the Relief and Protection of American Seamen".

These certificates were designed to prevent American merchant mariners from being impressed by the British Navy. of customs notifying them of the impressment of seamen and requesting “proofs of citizenship” on file in the collectors’ offices so that application could be made for the seaman’s release.

Replies from the collectors enclose the requested documents and transmit quarterly returns of impressed seamen registers in their districts. Ruth Priest Dixon, Index to Seamen’s Protection Certificate Applications, Port of Philadelphia, (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., ). A tip of the hat to Marie Varrelman Melchiori, Certified Genealogist Emeritus, for that information.

Seamen's protection certificate applications Indexes to Seamen's protection certificate applications and proofs of citizenship Responsibility: compiled by Ruth Priest Dixon and Katherine George Eberly.

Indexes to Seamen's Protection Certificate Applications and Proofs of Citizenship This volume, the third in a series of indexes to early merchant seamen's records, completes the project of indexing all of the Seamen's Protection Certficate applications and related proofs of citizenship held by the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Indexes to Seamen's Protection Certificate Applications and Proofs of Citizenship: Principally the Ports of New Orleans, La, New Haven, CT, Bath, Me, and Several Other East Coast Ports. Record Gr Records of the Bureau of Customs, National Archives and Records Administration.

Seamen’s Protection Certificates were usually printed documents, varying in size and style, that were carried by American seamen as proof of citizenship.

The certificate was obtained by the individual through the customhouse, public notary, or U.S. Consul when required in a foreign port.

This book in an index of 18, names compiled from original applications for Seamen's Protection Certificates (SPC) filed at the Port of Philadelphia between and As a group, seamen were often missed at census time; consequently the SPC application may be the only record available for many 18th-century persons who served in the.

Protection papers, also known as "Seamen Protection Papers," "Seamen Protection Certificates," or "Sailor's Protection Papers", were issued to American seamen during the last part of the 18th century through the first half of the 20th papers provided a description of the sailor and showed American citizenship.

They were issued to American sailors to prevent them from being. were required to issue the protection certificates maintain registers of certificate applications keep accompanying proofs of citizenship on file and forward quarterly lists of registered seamen to the secretary Register Of Seamens Protection Certificates From The this book which is based on a typescript of a handwritten card index created.

For example, the collection of Indexes to Seamen's Protection Certificate Applications and Proofs of Citizenship includes records from the period between and Crew lists may include both native American and alien crew members.

They can include details such as age, nationality, name of the vessel, shipping line, crew position, length. “U.S., Citizenship Affidavits of U.S. Born Seamen at Select Ports, ” “Register of Seamen’s Protection Certificates from the Providence, Rhode Island Customs District, ” “Indexes to Seamen’s Protection Certificate Applications and Proofs of Citizenship”.

Indexes to Seamen’s Protection Certificate Applications and Proofs of Citizenship; Royalty. If you have colonial ancestors, you might have British king and queens in your family tree.

Over colonists who settled in America have been confirmed as descendants of royalty. This book, which is based on a typescript of a handwritten card index created from registers of Seaman's Protection Certificates for the port of Providence, Rhode Island, lists nea seamen.

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To help avoid impressment by foreign ships, sailors applied for certificates of citizenship from the local custom district. The applications include information of genealogical interest, and according to the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, they’re a particularly good source for men of color, who are often missing from town vital records.

Consult the Register of Seamen’s Protection. Seamen’s protection certificates can be located at the National Archives using the online Archival Research Catalog (ARC). The Simmons certificate comes from the textual series “Proofs of Citizenship Used to Apply for Seamen’s Protection Certificates for the Port of Philadelphia, ” (ARC ID ).Seaman Protection Certificates: An Act of Congress in made provisions for the Seaman Protection Certificates.

They were issued as proof of citizenship in order to protect the American seamen from being shanghaied into the navy of a foreign port. These certificates were indexed by the WPA in the 's and are on file in Washington, DC.With the Act for the Protection and Relief of American Seamen (passed May, 28, ), an individual desiring protection was required to bring authenticated proof of citizenship to the customs collector; for a cent service fee, he would then be issued a certificate.

Prior to this act, a mariner could obtain a similar document from a public.