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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This collection consists of arrival manifests and an index to a portion of the arrivals. The index only covers 1929-1954, while the manifests cover from 1905 to 1954.  
 
This collection consists of arrival manifests and an index to a portion of the arrivals. The index only covers 1929-1954, while the manifests cover from 1905 to 1954.  
  
For the index and manifest list currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916041/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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|title= Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1755 and M2040. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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The index lists the following:  
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'''The index lists''' the following:  
  
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
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*Book, page and line number
 
*Book, page and line number
  
Passenger lists generally include the following information:  
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'''Passenger lists''' generally include the following information:  
  
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== 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.
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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*The full name of your ancestor
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*The approximate date of immigration.
  
To search this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information: To begin your search, it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the birth place or birth date.  
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If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
  
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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
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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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.  
  
Search the index first. Use the locator information (arrival date, ship, book, page, and line number) to locate your ancestor in the passenger lists.  
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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 "Record Type" category <br> ⇒Select the "Range" category which takes you to the images.<br>
  
To search the collection image by image: <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "Record Type" category <br> ⇒Select the "Range" category which takes you to the images.<br>
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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.  
  
Look at the images one by one 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. Keep in mind:  
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With either search keep in mind:  
  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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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, you can use passenger lists to:  
 
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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*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.  
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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.
 
*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?  ====
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the name.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the name.  
 
*Look for other indexes. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.  
 
*Look for other indexes. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.  
*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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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  
==== General Information About These Records  ====
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Texas, Emigration and Immigration|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 [[Texas Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this state see the wiki article [[Texas Genealogy]].}}
  
Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival.&nbsp;
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=== General Information About These Records  ===
  
Arrival lists were used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.&nbsp;
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Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival.  
  
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.&nbsp;
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Arrival lists were used by legal authorities to gather personal information about immigrants prior to the person being allowed to live in the United States.
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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.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://stevemorse.org/ Find Your Ancestors in One Step] *http://www.genesearch.com/ports.html US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957]
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*[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]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Texas|Texas]]  
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*[[Texas Genealogy]]  
 
*[[Texas Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[Texas Emigration and Immigration]]  
*[[Texas History|Texas History]]
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*[[Texas History]]
  
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==How You Can Contribute ==
  
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==Citations for This Collection==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
  
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.<br>  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1755 and M2040. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}} <br><br>  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
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Latest revision as of 15:41, 26 August 2015

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Contents

Record Description

This collection consists of arrival manifests and an index to a portion of the arrivals. The index only covers 1929-1954, while the manifests cover from 1905 to 1954.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954.

Record Content

The index lists the following:

  • Name
  • Citizenship
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Arrival date
  • Book, page and line number

Passenger lists generally include the following information:

  • Name
  • Birth place
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Last permanent residence
  • Destination
  • Name and address of relative or friend
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor
  • 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 "Record Type" category
⇒Select the "Range" category 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 Search Tips and Tricks.

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, 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.

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 indexes of other port cities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

General Information About These Records

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 were 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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

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Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1755 and M2040. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

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 Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954.

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 Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954.

 

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