Learn more about your family members who crossed into the United States in the state of Idaho, in the northwestern corner of the country, between the years 1900 and 1962. Uncover important details about your ancestor like their year of arrival and birth place, information that will help you to enrich and expand your family history.
There are more than 130,000 records in this collection and each represents an individual who entered the country through the crossing at Eastport, Idaho in the first half of the 20th century. While the information for each person may vary, Idaho, Eastport arrivals, 1900-1962 usually provides:
These records show the high level of cross border traffic occurring in the state of Idaho, in the northwestern United States, between 1900 and 1962. Since this is a landlocked state, many of the people crossing the border were either Canadian or American citizens who drove into the country in their own cars or on buses, or arrived by train. However, other people from Europe also appear in the records as some people traveled by boat to Canada and then entered the United States through land crossings, such as Eastport, Idaho.
Use these records to help you develop a new understanding of the importance of landlocked border crossings and the different routes your ancestors took to arrive in the United States.
Each entry has an associated image which usually contains additional information that is not in the transcript. This may include such crucial details like their exact birth date, previous residence, relatives or friends they traveled with or were traveling to meet, occupation, and physical description. Make sure to read the image thoroughly in order to find all of the details for your ancestor that were recorded.
The Birth place/nationality field frequently provides both the city and state or province name, but does so with abbreviations. Some common abbreviations are: Alta, Alt for Alberta, Sask for Saskatchewan, ND for North Dakota, and BC for British Columbia.
If you cannot find someone in the records, you can broaden your search by clicking the “name variants” box under the search bar. This will return more records with similar names, alternate spellings or the use of initials or middle names.
If you cannot find your ancestor when including their birth year or arrival year in your search, you can expand the year range. This will widen your search and return more results.