Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists Index
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization
Collection years 1900-1952
Microfilm Publication A3410. Index to Passengers, not Including Filipinos, Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii,ca.1900- ca. 1952. 37 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetical by surname
National Archives Identifier 4495172
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of an alphabetical card file of non-Filipino passengers arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii during the years 1900 to 1952. It corresponds to NARA publication A3410, Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1900-1952.

This serves as an index to NARA publication A3422, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1900-1953. It complements NARA publication A3407, Index to Filipino Passengers Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, ca. 1900 to ca. 1952.

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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Hawaii, Honolulu - Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952.

Collection Content

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What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The information found in the index cards may include the following:

  • Name
  • Date of arrival
  • Port of embarkation
  • Name of ship

The information found in the Passenger lists after 1906, generally include the following:

  • Name of ship
  • Port of departure and port of entry
  • Name and age of passenger
  • Birth place
  • Citizenship, gender, and marital status
  • Occupation
  • Last permanent residence
  • Name and address of relative or friend near former address
  • Destination
  • Name and address of relative or friend in this country
  • Physical description (height, hair color and eye color)

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 the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Name Range" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

  • 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 on a passenger list, 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?

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  • Check for variant spellings of the name. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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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:

"Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publications A3410, A3422. 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 Hawaii, Honolulu - Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952.

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 Hawaii, Honolulu - Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952.

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