Casefile Clues

19 January 2011

1934 Border Crossing--From What Microfilm?

UPDATE: 20 Jan 2011-This is on microfilm serial # is M1465, Roll #9.
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May Cintura Drolette appears on a manifest for the Empress of Canada in May of 1934. The screen shot in this post is from the results screen at Ancestry.com.

In using this manifest image for an issue of Casefile Clues, I was trying to cite the microfilm publication for this entry. I had a little problem and perhaps was overlooking something. I wanted to include the microfilm publication number in my citation, but was unable to find it.

Viewing "full source" citations did not help me either (that text is at the very end of this post).

I created a citation based upon how I located the entry--the deadline was looming and there was not time to wait for an answer. However, I'm still curious about the microfilm publication number.

A screen shot of part of the image from the manifest is also included. The manifest indicates the ship arrived on 23 May 1934. Usually the roll number is contained in what Ancestry.com calls the "record" (the first screen shot).

Drollette crossed the Pacific several times and she and her husband--who worked in Hong Kong and Peking--have been discussed in several issues of Casefile Clues.

The list of full source citation from Ancestry.com is here:


Full Source Citations

Manifests of Passengers Arriving at St. Albans, VT, District through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1895-1954. NARA microfilm publication M1464, 639 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Manifest of Passengers Arriving in the St. Albans, Vermont, District through Canadian Pacific Ports, 1929-1949. NARA microfilm publication M1465, 25 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954. NARA microfilm publication M1480, 165 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Soundex Card Manifests of Alien and Citizen Arrivals at Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown and Waddington, New York, July 1929-April 1956. NARA microfilm publication M1482, 3 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Alphabetical Manifest Cards of Alien Arrivals at Calais, Maine, ca. 1906-1952. NARA microfilm publication M2042, 5 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Alphabetical Manifest Cards of Alien Arrivals at Jackman, Maine, ca. 1909-1953. NARA microfilm publication M2046, 3 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Alphabetical Manifest Cards of Alien and Citizen Arrivals at Fort Fairfield, Maine, ca. 1909-April 1953. NARA microfilm publication M2064, 1 roll. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Alphabetical Manifest Cards of Alien Arrivals at Van Buren, Maine, ca. 1906-1952. NARA microfilm publication M2065, 1 roll. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Alphabetical Manifest Cards of Alien Arrivals at Vanceboro, Maine, ca. 1906-December 24, 1952. NARA microfilm publication M2071, 13 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Manifests of Alien and Citizen Arrivals at Babb, Montana, June 1928-October, 1956. NARA microfilm publication A3386, 3 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Manifests of Alien Arrivals at International Falls, Baudette, Duluth, Mineral Center, Pigeon River, Pine Creek, Roseau, and Warroad, Minnesota, January 1907-December 1952. NARA microfilm publication A3400, 2 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Eastport, Fort Kent, Lubec, and Madawaska, Maine, ca. 1906-December 1952. NARA microfilm publication A3401, 2 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Newport, Vermont, ca. 1906-June 1924. NARA microfilm publication A3402, 8 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Manifests of Alien and Selected U.S. Citizen Arrivals at Anacortes, Danville, Ferry, Laurier, Lynden, Marcus, Metaline Falls, Northport, Oroville, Port Angeles, and Sumas, Washington, May 1917-November 1956. NARA microfilm publication A3403, 14 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Bangor and Houlton, Maine, ca. 1906-1953. NARA microfilm publication A3428, 3 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG85; National Archives, Washing