Wednesday, September 3, 2014

7,206 Born in Greece - Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956 - FREE Access



The FamilySearch.org website offers FREE access to their database BORDER CROSSINGS FROM CANADA TO UNITED STATES, 1895-1956.  There are 7,206 people in the database who have listed Greece as their place of birth.


Record Content

A variety of Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) forms were used to record information about individuals entering the United States. Types of forms used included: Primary Inspection Memorandum; Manifest; Record of Registry; and Land Border Departure Record. Due to the variety of forms, the amount of information available for an individual in this database will vary according to the form used and the questions asked on it.
The database generally includes the following:
  • Name
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Birth country
  • Gender
  • Race or ethnicity
  • Ship name
  • Departure contact
  • Arrival contact
Further information on this database can be found on the FamilySearch wiki for this database.