Border Crossings use Soundex codes for your family names.
The LDS Family History Centers can order indexes to the Soundex cards
for either the St. Albans manifest, the Vermont Port Manifest, or the
Detroit Manifests. Then you need to order the actual manifest for the
year your soundex card told you that you needed.
The St. Albans cards cover all along the Canadian Border including entry
points in Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Dakota,
Vermont and Washington. All the manifest cards CAN contain as much information
as a Ship's passenger arrival.... but unfortunately not all do. They can
tell you; the port of entry or ship reference full name of individual
who accompanied by:
place of birth
age and sex
last permanent residence
name & address of nearest relative
I have purchased the booklet from the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
written by Jan Zaleski, accredited Polish genealogist and Editor-in-Chief
of THE EAGLET, the tri-annual journal of the PGSMi. It includes reel numbers
for 1,500 rolls of microfilms of the border crossings. I am sure he would
sell you one if you contacted him.
From a note posted by Debbie Drozdowski Owens on GENPOL