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This Collection will include records from 1900 to 1952.
The collection consists of an alphabetical card file of non-Filipino passengers arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii. It corresponds to NARA publication A3410, Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1900-1952.
This serves as an index to NARA publication A3422, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1900-1953. It complements NARA publication A3407, Index to Filipino Passengers Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, ca. 1900 to ca. 1952.
Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival.
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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.
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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- United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Hawaii, Honolulu, index to passengers, not including Filipinos. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
The key genealogical facts found in the index cards may include the following information:
- Date of arrival
- Port of embarkation
- Name of ship
The key genealogical facts found in the Passenger lists after 1906, generally include the following information:
- Name of ship
- Port of departure and port of entry
- Name and age of passenger
- Birth place
- Citizenship, gender, and marital status
- Last permanent residence
- Name and address of relative or friend near former address
- Name and address of relative or friend in this country
- Physical description (height, hair color and eye color)
How to Use the Record
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.
Search the Collection
Fill in your ancestor’s name 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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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
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Using the Information
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: 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.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Check for variant spellings of the name.
- Look for other indexes. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
- Search the passenger lists year by year.
- Search the indexes of other port cities.
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" Hawaii, Honolulu Index to passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952". digital images FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 June 2011). Anami Yayina, age 27; citing Passenger Records, Aada>Matsusuke - Arisuye>Tomoyashe> Image 14; National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., United States.
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