Indexing Project Update: U.S., Texas, Del Rio—Alien Arrivals, 1906–1953

July 18, 2013

Do you have ancestors from Europe, Syria, Japan, Turkey, Guatemala, or Korea? Would you have ever thought to check the Mexico border crossing records to find them? Many immigrants from around the world entered the U.S. through Mexico ports because it was often a more cost-effective or convenient option.

You may find valuable information about your early 20th-century ancestors in Mexican border crossing records. These records contain information about the place of birth of immigrants, how they arrived in Mexico, their last residence, family relationships, their occupation, hair and eye color, and an explanation of why they came to the United States.

The U.S., Texas, Del Rio—Alien Arrivals, 1906–1953 is a great project to try. It is an advanced project; however, many of the cards are typed. You may really enjoy indexing or arbitrating the interesting and valuable information in these records. Give it a try! If the first batch you download is too hard, try another one. Learn more about other U.S. Immigration and Naturalization projects.

Current and Completed Projects

To view a list of currently available indexing projects, along with their record language and completion percentage, visit the FamilySearch indexing updates page. To learn more about individual projects, view the FamilySearch projects page.

New Projects Added

• U.S. (Community Project), Rhode Island—Naturalization Index of the District Courts, 1906–1991
• U.S., Illinois—Soldier's Burial Places, 1774–1974
• Guatemala—Civil Registration, 1800–1900 [Part D]
• U.S., Tennessee—Deaths, 1956–1961
• Italia (Antenati Italiani), Cremona—Nati, 1875–1902 [Part 2C]
• U.S., Massachusetts, Plymouth County–Probate Index, 1881–1939
• U.S., Kentucky—Death Certificates, 1956–1961
• U.S. (Community Project), Massachusetts, Boston—Crew Lists, 1891–1957
• U.S. (Community Project), Texas, Del Rio—Alien Arrival Cards, 1906–1953
• Italia (Antenati Italiani), Bergamo—Nati, 1875–1894 [Part 2D]
• U.S., Maine—Vital Records Prior to 1892 for 80 Towns
• U.S. (Community Project), Illinois—Northern District Naturalization Index, 1926–1979 [Part D]
• U.S.—1900 Census
• U.S. (Community Project), Illinois—Northern District Naturalization Index, 1926–1979 [Part C]
• Belgium, Limburg, Lommel—Civil Registration, 1891–1910 [Part 2]
• España, Málaga, Archidona, Ronda, Teba—Registros Civiles, 1841–1874
• UK—WWI Service Records, 1914–1920 [Part 5]
• U.S. (Community Project), Illinois—Northern District Naturalization Index, 1926–1979 [Part A]
• U.S., Indiana, Washington—County Marriages, 1811–1959
• U.S. (Community Project), Hawaii, Honolulu—Passenger Lists, 1900–1952 [Part B]
• Nederland, Zuid-Holland, Leiden—Burgelijke Stand, Geboorten, 1870–1882
• U.S., New York, New York—Marriages, 1866–1938 [Part A]
• Argentina, Arquidiócesis de Tucumán—Registros Parroquiales, 1727–1939
• Colombia, Valle del Cauca, Santiago de Cali—Registros Parroquiales, 1628–2005
• U.S., Iowa—1905 State Census [Part C]
• Venezuela, Tachira—Catholic Church Records, 1601–1954
• Sverige, Norrbotten—Kyrkoböcker till 1860 [Del 1]
• Chile—Registros Civiles, 1885–1932 [Parte B]
• U.S., Massachusetts—State Vital Records, 1841–1920 [Part B]
• U.S., Georgia—Deaths, 1931–1940 [Part B]
• U.S., Oklahoma—Land Allotment Records of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1899–1907 [Part G]
• UK, Kent—Parish Registers, 1538–1911
• Canada, Quebec—1911 Recensement
• U.S., West Virginia—Will Books, 1756–1971 [Part D]
• Italia (Antenati Italiani), Bergamo—Nati, 1875–1894 [Part 2C]
• U.S., Georgia—Deaths, 1931–1940 [Part A]
• U.S., Virginia, Richmond—Birth Index, 1870–1912
• U.S., Iowa—1905 State Census [Part B]
• Mexico, Guerrero—Defunciones del Registros Civil, 1960–1996
• Guatemala, Chiquimula—Nacimientos, 1929–2008 [Parte D]
• Ghana Western Region, Axim and Anyan-Breman—1982–1984 Census
• LDS Church—Membership Records, 1830–1907
• Italia (Antenati Italiani), Pescara—Nati, 1875–1902 [Parte 4B]

View the FamilySearch projects page to see the full list of available projects and to learn more about how to participate in various projects.

Recently Completed Projects

Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at FamilySearch.org in the near future.

• Italia (AntenatiItaliani), Pesaro e Urbino—Nati, 1885–1902 [Parte 2]
• U.S. (Community Project), New York, New York—Passenger Lists, 1942–1957 [Part I]
• Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3Y]
• U.S., Indiana, Vigo County Marriages, 1811–1959
• U.S., New York—Marriage Licenses, 1908–1935 [Part C]
• UK, Norfolk—Register of Electors, 1844–1952
• U.S., Mississippi—Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850–1892, 1908–1957 [Part B]
• New Zealand—Immigration Passenger Lists, 1871–1915 [Part 2E]
• UK—WWI Service Records, 1914–1920 [Part 2]
• New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915 [Part 2F]
• Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3W]
• U.S.—Index to Volunteers of the War of 1812, 1812–1815
• Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3Z]
• Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part D]
• Italia (AntenatiItaliani), Cremona—Nati, 1875–1902 [Part 2A]
• Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3II]
• U.S. (Community Project), Maryland—Passenger Lists, 1820–1891
• Deutschland, Hessen, Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf—Sterberegister, 1946–1980
• Italia (AntenatiItaliani), Pescara—Nati, 1875–1902 [Parte 4A]
• België, Oost-Vlaanderen, Sint-Lievens-Houtem—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851–1900 [Deel 1]
• België, OostVlaanderen, Sint-Lievens-Houtem—Burgerlijke Stand, 1901–1910 [Deel 2]
• U.S., Oklahoma—Land Allotment Records of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1899–1907 [Part F]
• U.S., Massachusetts—State Vital Records, 1841–1920 [Part A]
• Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3BB]
• Polska, księgimetrykalne—Diecezja Radom, 1654–1946 [Część 3]
• Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3AA]
• U.S., Indiana, Wabash—County Marriages, 1811–1959
• U.S., Utah—Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847–1868
• Italia (AntenatiItaliani), Vercelli—Nati, 1875–1902 [Parte 3]
• Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3CC]
• U.S. (Community Project), New York, New York—Passenger Lists, 1942–1957 [Part H]
• U.S. (Community Project), Illinois—Northern District Naturalization Index, 1926–1979 [Part B]
• UK—WWI Service Records, 1914–1920 [Part 1]

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