Hawaii, Harbin File-Russian Immigrant Laborers Index A-Z - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Hawaii, Harbin File - Russian Immigrant Laborers Index A-Z, 1909-1910
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains index of Russian immigrant laborers in the state of Hawaii for the years 1909-1910. Information was probably recorded in Harbin, Manchuria in 1909 by A.L.C. Atkinson and A.W. Perelstrous. They were recruiting Russians to work on the Hawaii plantations. A.L.C. Atkinson was a Special Agent for the Territorial Board of Immigration. Digital capture of original records at the Hawaiian State Archives, Honolulu, Hawaii.
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The approximate date of immigration
- The age of the person
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
Use naturalization records to:
- Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
- Confirm their date of arrival
- Find records in his or her country of origin
- Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived, and then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts and then in state, county, or city courts
An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process
- If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct
- Continue to search the naturalization records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have naturalized in the same area or nearby
- The witnesses named on naturalization records may have been older relatives of the person in the naturalization process. Search for their naturalization records
- You may want to obtain the naturalization records of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same county or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Check for variant spellings of the names
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Hawaii.
- Beginning Research in United States Naturalization Records
- United States Emigration and Immigration
- Hawaii Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
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