Arizona, Douglas, Arrival Manifests (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Arizona, Douglas, Arrival Manifests, 1906-1955 .
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Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Arrival Manifests
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1906-1955
Microfilm Publication M1760. Manifests of Permanent and Temporary Alien Arrivals at Douglas, Arizona, September 10, 1906-October 10, 1955. 13 rolls.
  M1759. Nonstatistical Manifests and Statistical Index Cards of Aliens Arriving at Douglas, Arizona, July 1908-Decmeber 1952. 4 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 45296164529444414
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What Is in the Collection?

Manifests of permanent and temporary alien arrivals at Douglas, Arizona, September 1906 - October 1955 from NARA Publication M1760 part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The collection is arranged by record type then by date. For NARA index see also M1759 Nonstatistical Manifests and Statistical Index Cards of Aliens Arriving at Douglas, Arizona, July 1908-December 1952.

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Collection Content

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What Can This Collection Tell Me?

Arrival manifests may contain any of the following:

  • Port and date of departure
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship
  • Country of citizenship
  • Name of passenger, including maiden name of women
  • Names of persons accompanying passenger
  • Age, gender, marital status and occupation of passenger
  • Date and place of birth of passenger
  • Address of last permanent residence
  • Name and address of friend or relative at last address
  • Final destination
  • Name and address of friend or relative in U.S.
  • Physical description and distinguishing marks
  • Who paid for passage
  • Purpose of visit

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search, it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

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

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 in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

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What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information to find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, ship’s manifests, birth, christening, marriage, and census records.
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Use the information in the subsequent records to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Arizona, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Arizona Archives and Libraries.

Citing 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:

“Arizona, Douglas, Arrival Manifests, 1906-1955.” Data base with Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing NARA Publication M1760. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

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