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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Arizona, Douglas, Arrival Manifests, 1906-1955.

Collection Content

Sample Images

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:

  • 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 by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information on 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. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Roll Number and Date Range" which takes you to the images.

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.
  • 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.

What Do I Do Next?

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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

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.

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

  • Check for variant spellings of the name.
  • Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
  • Search the passenger lists year by year.
  • Search the indexes of other port cities.

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 2016. Citing NARA Publication M1760. 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 Arizona, Douglas, Arrival Manifests, 1906-1955.

Image citation:
The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Arizona, Douglas, Arrival Manifests, 1906-1955.

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