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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Collection Time Period ==
  
 
This collection includes the years 1905 to 1954.  
 
This collection includes the years 1905 to 1954.  
  
== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection consists of arrival manifests and an index to a portion of the arrivals. The index only covers 1929-1954, while the manifests cover from 1905 to 1954. It corresponds to the following:
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This collection consists of arrival manifests and an index to a portion of the arrivals. The index only covers 1929-1954, while the manifests cover from 1905 to 1954. It corresponds to the following:  
* NARA Publication M1755: Permanent and statistical manifests of alien arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, June 1905-June 1953
 
* M2040: Indexes to Manifests of Permanent and Statistical Arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, December 1, 1929 - June 1953.
 
  
=== Record Content ===
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*NARA Publication M1755: Permanent and statistical manifests of alien arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, June 1905-June 1953
 +
*M2040: Indexes to Manifests of Permanent and Statistical Arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, December 1, 1929 - June 1953.
  
[[Image: New York Eliis Island Passenger List.jpg|thumb|right]]
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=== Record Content  ===
  
The index lists the following:
+
[[Image:New York Eliis Island Passenger List.jpg|thumb|right]]
* Name
 
* Citizenship
 
* Age
 
* Sex
 
* Arrival date
 
* Ship of arrival
 
* Book, page and line number
 
Passenger lists generally include the following information:
 
* Name
 
* Birth place
 
* Age
 
* Gender
 
* Occupation
 
* Nationality
 
* Last permanent residence
 
* Destination
 
* Name and address of relative or friend
 
* Port and date of entry
 
* Name of ship
 
  
== How to Use the Record ==
+
The index lists the following:
  
To begin your search, look for your ancestor in the index. 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.
+
*Name
 +
*Citizenship
 +
*Age
 +
*Sex
 +
*Arrival date  
 +
*Ship of arrival
 +
*Book, page and line number
  
Compare the information in the index to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Use the locator information (arrival date, ship, book, page, and line number) to locate your ancestor in the passenger lists.
+
Passenger lists generally include the following information:
  
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:
+
*Name
 +
*Birth place
 +
*Age
 +
*Gender
 +
*Occupation
 +
*Nationality
 +
*Last permanent residence
 +
*Destination
 +
*Name and address of relative or friend
 +
*Port and date of entry
 +
*Name of ship
  
Use passenger lists to:
+
== How to Use the Record  ==
* 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.
 
You may also find these tips helpful:
 
* 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.
 
If you do not find the name you are looking for, try the following:
 
* Check for variant spellings of the name.
 
* Look for other indexes. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
 
* Search the passenger lists year by year.
 
* Search the indexes of other port cities.
 
  
== Record History ==
+
To begin your search, look for your ancestor in the index. 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.
  
Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival.
+
Compare the information in the index to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Use the locator information (arrival date, ship, book, page, and line number) to locate your ancestor in the passenger lists.  
  
=== Why this Record Was Created ===
+
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:
  
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.
+
Use passenger lists to:
=== Record Reliability ===
 
  
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.
+
*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.
  
== Related Websites ==
+
You may also find these tips helpful:
  
[http://stevemorse.org/ Find Your Ancestors in One Step] $
+
*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.
  
[http://www.genesearch.com/ports.html US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957]
+
If you do not find the name you are looking for, try the following:  
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
+
*Check for variant spellings of the name.
 +
*Look for other indexes. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
 +
*Search the passenger lists year by year.
 +
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
  
[[Texas Emigration and Immigration]]
+
== Record History  ==
  
=== Contributions to This Article ===
+
Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival.
  
{{Contributor invite}}
+
=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
+
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.  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
  
A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections| How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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=== Record Reliability  ===
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection ====
+
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.
  
* United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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== Related Websites  ==
* Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
 
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection ==
+
[http://stevemorse.org/ Find Your Ancestors in One Step] $
Texas.  Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
 
  
 +
[http://www.genesearch.com/ports.html US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957]
  
  [[Category:Texas|Passenger Lists]]
+
== Related Wiki Articles ==
 +
 
 +
[[Texas Emigration and Immigration]]
 +
 
 +
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
 +
 
 +
{{Contributor invite}}
 +
 
 +
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 +
 
 +
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 +
 
 +
A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
 +
 
 +
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 +
 
 +
*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
 +
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
 +
 
 +
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 +
 
 +
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Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1905 to 1954.

Record Description

This collection consists of arrival manifests and an index to a portion of the arrivals. The index only covers 1929-1954, while the manifests cover from 1905 to 1954. It corresponds to the following:

  • NARA Publication M1755: Permanent and statistical manifests of alien arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, June 1905-June 1953
  • M2040: Indexes to Manifests of Permanent and Statistical Arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, December 1, 1929 - June 1953.

Record Content

New York Eliis Island Passenger List.jpg

The index lists the following:

  • Name
  • Citizenship
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Arrival date
  • Ship of arrival
  • Book, page and line number

Passenger lists generally include the following information:

  • Name
  • Birth place
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Last permanent residence
  • Destination
  • Name and address of relative or friend
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, look for your ancestor in the index. 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.

Compare the information in the index to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Use the locator information (arrival date, ship, book, page, and line number) to locate your ancestor in the passenger lists.

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:

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.

You may also find these tips helpful:

  • 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.

If you do not find the name you are looking for, try the following:

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

Record History

Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival.

Why this Record Was Created

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.

Record Reliability

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.

Related Websites

Find Your Ancestors in One Step $

US Ports of Arrival and their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957

Related Wiki Articles

Texas Emigration and Immigration

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023

Sources of Information for This Collection

Texas. Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.