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== Record Description  ==
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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
This collection consists of lists of those arriving in San Francisco, California. It corresponds to NARA Publication M1410: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, CA, for the years 1893 to 1953.  
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This collection consists of lists of those arriving in San Francisco, California. It corresponds to NARA Publication M1410: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, CA, for the years 1893 to 1953 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The collection is arranged date of arrival starting with May 1, 1893. Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival.  
  
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916078/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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Arrival lists was 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. The passenger lists are digital copies of the original records. The earliest records are handwritten pages. Later records are usually handwritten on pre-printed pages. The records are arranged by the date of entry into port.  
  
== Record Content  ==
 
  
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===To Browse This Collection===
Image:California, San Francisco Passenger Lists DGS 4893275 57 part1.jpg|Passenger List Left side
 
Image:California, San Francisco Passenger Lists DGS 4893275 57 part 2.jpg|Passenger List right side
 
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Passenger lists generally included the following information:  
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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'''Passenger lists''' generally included the following information:  
  
 
*Name of ship  
 
*Name of ship  
Line 44: Line 93:
 
*Description of passenger
 
*Description of passenger
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
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===  Sample Images ===
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the full name of your ancestor and the approximate date of immigration. If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
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<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px" caption="California, San Francisco Passenger Lists">
 
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Image:California, San Francisco Passenger Lists DGS 4893275 57 part1.jpg|Passenger List Left side
==== Search the Collection  ====
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Image:California, San Francisco Passenger Lists DGS 4893275 57 part 2.jpg|Passenger List right side
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</gallery>
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection image by image. <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "NARA Roll Number - Contents" which takes you to the images.  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The age and birth place of your ancestor.
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*The approximate date of immigration.  
  
Look at the images one by one. Again you will need to compare 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. Keep in mind:  
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If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Name of the person  
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*The age or date of immigration
*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 video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
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=== Search the Index ===
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the  
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'''[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1916078/waypoints Browse Page]'''. br>
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# Select '' NARA Roll Number - Contents'''
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
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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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1916078 California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*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.
 
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
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*Use the information found in the record to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests.
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*Use the record to learn your ancestor’s foreign and “Americanized” names, if they were different.
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*Use the record to learn the place of origin and find their church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records. 
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*Use the information found in the record to find land and probate records.
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*Use the record to see if other family members who may have immigrated with the person you are looking for are listed and have additional information or leads; you may also find additional information on new family members in censuses.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[California Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*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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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
*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.  
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
*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.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.  
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived. Then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts, then in state, county, or city courts. An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process.
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*Check other possible ports of entry
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*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
 
  
*Check for variant spellings of the name.
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== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
*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.
 
 
 
==== General Information About These Records  ====
 
 
 
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 was 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.
 
 
 
The passenger lists are digital copies of the original records. The earliest records are handwritten pages. Later records are usually handwritten on pre-printed pages. The records are arranged by the date of entry into port.
 
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[California, San Francisco Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing 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. 
  
*[http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/sfdata.htm San Francisco Genealogy]
 
*[http://stevemorse.org/ Find Your Ancestors in One Step $]
 
*[http://www.genesearch.com/ports.html US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1410. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}}<br> <br>
  
*[[California|California]]
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
*[[California Emigration and Immigration]]
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|CID=CID1916078
*[[San Francisco County,California|San Francisco County, California]]
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|title=California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1916078/waypoints California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953]
 
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found it. This will help you or others to find the same record again.
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Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others won’t waste time looking through these records in the future.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1893-1953
Microfilm Publication M1410. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, CA., 1893-1953. 429 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4498993 414
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What Is in the Collection?

This collection consists of lists of those arriving in San Francisco, California. It corresponds to NARA Publication M1410: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, CA, for the years 1893 to 1953 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The collection is arranged date of arrival starting with May 1, 1893. 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 was 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. The passenger lists are digital copies of the original records. The earliest records are handwritten pages. Later records are usually handwritten on pre-printed pages. The records are arranged by the date of entry into port.


To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Passenger lists generally included the following information:

  • Name of ship
  • Port of embarkation
  • Date and seaport of entry
  • Final destination
  • Whether or not ticket to final destination
  • Name of passenger
  • Birth place
  • Age in years and months
  • Gender
  • Civil status
  • Occupation
  • Whether or not can read and write
  • Nationality
  • Last permanent residence
  • Destination
  • Who paid for passage
  • Declaration of money in possession
  • Whether or not has been in U. S. before
  • Whether or not passenger has been in prison
  • Whether or not passenger is a polygamist
  • Name and address of relative or friend passenger plans to join
  • Whether or not under contract to labor
  • General condition and statement of health
  • Description of passenger

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

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

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The age and birth place of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of immigration.


If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900. You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The age or date of immigration

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page. br>

  1. Select NARA Roll Number - Contents'

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

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

What Do I Do Next?

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the information found in the record to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests.
  • Use the record to learn your ancestor’s foreign and “Americanized” names, if they were different.
  • Use the record to learn the place of origin and find their church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land and probate records.
  • Use the record to see if other family members who may have immigrated with the person you are looking for are listed and have additional information or leads; you may also find additional information on new family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived. Then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts, then in state, county, or city courts. An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process.
  • Check other possible ports of entry
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.


Known Issues With This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.


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:

"California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1410. 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 California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953.


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 California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953.


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