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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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Arrival lists was used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.  
 
Arrival lists was used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.  
  
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916084/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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|title=California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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{{Collection citation|text = United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. California, Los Angeles passenger lists. Immigration and Naturalization Services, Washington D.C.}}  
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[[California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
Passenger lists after 1906 generally include the following information:  
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Passenger lists after 1906 generally include the following information:  
  
 
*Port of entry  
 
*Port of entry  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
'''To search this collection using the index:'''
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:  
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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*The full name of your ancestor
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*Identifying information such as the approximate date of immigration
  
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
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If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the full name of your ancestor and the approximate date of immigration. If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:''' <br>⇒ Select the ''"Browse"'' link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the ''“NARA Roll Number - Contents”'' category which takes you to the images.  
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To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection by image. <br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "NARA Roll Number - Contents" which takes you to the images.  
  
'''Using the Information:'''
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example, you can use passenger lists to:  
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With either search keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Search_Tips_and_Tricks FamilySearch Tips and Tricks]].
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=== Using the Information  ===
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example, you can use passenger lists to:  
  
 
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin  
 
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin  
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*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
 
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
  
'''Tips to Keep in Mind:'''
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind ===
  
 
*If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.  
 
*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 passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time.  
 
*Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time.  
*If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list 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.
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*If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list 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.  
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*When you select an image to view, sometimes the manifest includes more than one page, and when you use the "click to enlarge manifest" link, the image that appears is not always the first page of the record. You may need to click on the "previous" or "next" links to view the remaining pages of the full manifest.
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*The information was supplied by the immigrant or a traveling companion (usually a family member). Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the clerk guessed at the spelling of foreign names
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*The passenger arrival list was used by legal inspectors to cross-examine each immigrant during a legal inspection prior to the person being allowed to live in America. Only two percent of the prospective immigrants were denied entry.&nbsp;
  
'''Unable to Find Your Ancestor?'''
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ===
  
*Check for variant spellings of the name.  
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*Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.  
*Look for another index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
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*Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the passenger lists year by year.  
*Search the passenger lists year by year.  
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*Search the indexes of other port cities.
 
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|California, Los Angeles|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[California Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this county see the wiki article [[Los Angeles County, California Genealogy]].}}
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://stevemorse.org/Find Your Ancestors in One Step] $
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[http://www.genesearch.com/ports.html US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957]  
*[http://www.genesearch.com/ports.html US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
 
*[[California Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[California Emigration and Immigration]]  
*[[California History|California History]]  
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*[[California History]]  
*[[Los Angeles, California|Los Angeles, California]]
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*[[Los Angeles, California]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for this Collection ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.  
  
A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948."  Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Immigration and Naturalization Service. National Archives, Washington D.C.}} <br><br>
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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"California, Los Angeles, Passenger Lists, 1907-1948," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: 28 March 2012), NARA Roll Number - Contents &gt;&nbsp;022 - May 14, 1929 - Jul 10, 1929 &gt; &nbsp;image 24 of 1024 image, Hugo Luzio, &nbsp;2 April 1929; citing United States. Immigration and Naturalization Service, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., United States, Passenger lists of vessels arriving at San Pedro/Wilmington/Los Angeles, California, June 29, 1907-June 30, 1948&nbsp;: record group 85, M1764, FHL microfilm 1734626 vault, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Latest revision as of 11:02, 17 February 2015

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1907 to 1948.

The passenger lists are digital copies of the original records. The earliest records are handwritten pages. Later records are usually handwritten on pre-printed pages. The records are arranged by the date of entry into port.

This collection consists of lists for those arriving at San Pedro, Wilmington, or Los Angeles, California, 1907-1948. It corresponds to NARA Publication M1764: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Pedro/Wilmington/Los Angeles, California, June 29, 1907 - June 30, 1948.

The information was supplied by the immigrant or a traveling companion (usually a family member). Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the clerk guessed at the spelling of foreign names.

Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival. 

Arrival lists was used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948.

Record Content

Passenger lists after 1906 generally include the following information:

  • Port of entry
  • Name, passenger number, and arrival date
  • Nearest relative or friend in place of departure
  • Final destination (city and state)
  • Who paid for passage
  • Whether or not passenger has been to U. S. previously
  • When here previously and where passenger stayed
  • Name and complete address of persons to be joined
  • Condition of health
  • Physical impairments
  • Physical description

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • Identifying information such as the approximate date of immigration

If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.

Search the Collection

To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection by image.
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the appropriate "NARA Roll Number - Contents" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

With either search keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [FamilySearch Tips and Tricks].

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example, you can use passenger lists to:

  • Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
  • Confirm their date of arrival
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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 passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time.
  • If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list 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.
  • When you select an image to view, sometimes the manifest includes more than one page, and when you use the "click to enlarge manifest" link, the image that appears is not always the first page of the record. You may need to click on the "previous" or "next" links to view the remaining pages of the full manifest.
  • The information was supplied by the immigrant or a traveling companion (usually a family member). Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the clerk guessed at the spelling of foreign names
  • The passenger arrival list was used by legal inspectors to cross-examine each immigrant during a legal inspection prior to the person being allowed to live in America. Only two percent of the prospective immigrants were denied entry. 

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations.
  • Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the passenger lists year by year.
  • Search the indexes of other port cities.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citations for this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Immigration and Naturalization Service. National Archives, Washington D.C.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948.

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948.

 

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