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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection contains Nonstatistical Manifests and Statistical Index Cards of Aliens arriving at El Paso, Texas and corresponds with NARA publication A3406.  
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This collection contains Nonstatistical Manifests and Statistical Index Cards of Aliens arriving at El Paso, Texas and corresponds with NARA publication A3406. The collection covers the years 1905 to 1927.  
 
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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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|text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Immigration and Naturalization Services. Texas, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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[[Texas, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso (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  ==
  
<gallery caption="Texas, El Paso Passenger Arrival Examples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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Image:Texas, El Paso Passenger Arrivals (NARA A3406) - FSI (12-1403) Alien Identification Card (front) DGS 7101036_35.jpg|Alien Identification Card (front)
 
Image:Texas, El Paso Passenger Arrivals (NARA A3406) - FSI (12-1403) Alien Identification Card (front) DGS 7101036_35.jpg|Alien Identification Card (front)
 
Image:Texas, El Paso Passenger Arrivals (NARA A3406) - FSI (12-1403) Alien Identification Card (back) DGS 7101036_36.jpg|Alien Identification Card (back)
 
Image:Texas, El Paso Passenger Arrivals (NARA A3406) - FSI (12-1403) Alien Identification Card (back) DGS 7101036_36.jpg|Alien Identification Card (back)
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Passenger lists generally include the following information:  
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'''Passenger lists generally include''' the following information:  
  
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
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If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
 
If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
To search the collection: <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 fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
 
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Search the collection by image 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. Keep in mind:  
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*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.  
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s 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.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].  
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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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.  
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
 
*Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.  
 
*Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.  
*Search the indexes and records of other port cities.
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*Search the indexes and records 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.
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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]].}}
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Texas]]  
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*[[Texas Genealogy]]  
 
*[[Texas Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[Texas Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[Texas History]]
 
*[[Texas History]]
  
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==How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.  
  
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]].  
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Latest revision as of 15:48, 26 August 2015

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Contents

[edit] Record Description

This collection contains Nonstatistical Manifests and Statistical Index Cards of Aliens arriving at El Paso, Texas and corresponds with NARA publication A3406. The collection covers the years 1905 to 1927.

[edit] Record Content

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

[edit] How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of immigration.

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

[edit] Search the Collection

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

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

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
  • Search the indexes and records 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.

[edit] Related Websites

[edit] Related Wiki Articles

[edit] How You Can Contribute

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


[edit] 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, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905-1927." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA publication A3406. National Archives and Records Administration, 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 Texas, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905-1927.

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, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905-1927.

 

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