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== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
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.  
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This collection consists of arrival manifests and an index to a portion of the arrivals at Eagle Pass. The index contains over 9,300 cards and is arranged alphabetically by the last name then by the first letter of the first name. The arrival manifests are arranged  chronologically then by number. The collections are part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.  
  
Passenger arrival lists known as customs manifests date back to 1820. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival.&nbsp;
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*Indexes to Manifests of Permanent and Statistical Arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, December 1, 1929 - June 1953., M2040 
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*Permanent and Statistical Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, June 1905 - June 1953., M1755
  
Court records are made as a permanent record of the court proceedings. Naturalization is the process of granting citizenship privileges and responsibilities to foreign-born residents. The counties recorded naturalization procedures in the court records as legal proof of citizenship.&nbsp;
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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.
  
Information that was current at the time of the court was usually reliable. However, there was always a chance for misinformation. Errors may have occurred because of the informant’s lack of knowledge or because of transcription errors.&nbsp;
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===To Browse This Collection===
 
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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.&nbsp;
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|title= Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954
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.&nbsp;
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For the index and manifest list currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1916041/waypoints Browse].
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Immigration and Naturalization Service. "Texas, Permanent and statistical manifests of alien arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, June 1905-June 1953" and "Indexes to Manifests of Permanent and Statistical Arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, December 1, 1929 - June 1953." NARA microfilm publications M1755 and M2040. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. : n.d.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
 
  
[[Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
  
The index lists the following:  
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'''The index lists''' the following:  
  
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
Line 37: Line 76:
 
*Sex  
 
*Sex  
 
*Arrival date  
 
*Arrival date  
*Ship of arrival
 
 
*Book, page and line number
 
*Book, page and line number
  
Passenger lists generally include the following information:  
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'''Passenger lists''' generally include the following information:  
  
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
Line 54: Line 92:
 
*Name of ship
 
*Name of ship
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type" category<br> ⇒Select the "Range" category which takes you to the images.<br>  
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Image:Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes (11-0303) DGS 4763067_26.jpg|Index
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Image:Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes (11-0303) DGS 4763037_26.jpg|Arrival Manifest
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Image:Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes (11-0303) DGS 4763062_130.jpg|Arrival Manifest
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</gallery>  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
  
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.  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The full name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate date of immigration.
  
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.  
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If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.  
  
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.  
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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 person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
  
For example, you can use passenger lists to:  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1916041?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page].'''<br>
  
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1916041/waypoints Browse Page] then:'''<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type" category <br> ⇒Select the "Range"
*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.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
*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:
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
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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. 
  
*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.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as emigrations, port records, ship’s manifests, birth, christening, census, and land records.
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*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Texas Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*[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]
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*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.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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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 locality in an area search. 
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*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. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml 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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*Search the indexes and records of [[Texas, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Texas Archives and Libraries]].
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Texas, Emigration and Immigration|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.}}
  
*[[Texas|Texas]]
 
*[[Texas Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Texas History|Texas History]]
 
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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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.  
  
{{Contributor invite}}  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954" Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1755 and M2040. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.}} <br><br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|title= Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954 }}
  
When you copy information from a record, you should 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.<br>  
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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|title= Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954
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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]].&nbsp;
 
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
"Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954." digital images, ''FamilySearch ''(https://familysearch.org: accessed 23 June 2011). Manifests &gt; 18 Feb 1939-30 Sep 1941 &gt; Image 99 of 4051 images, Antonio Riojas, arrived March 10, 1939; citing Arrivals, Manifests, 18 Feb 1939 - 31 Sept 1941, Image 99; National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., United States.
 
  
[[Category:Texas|Passenger Lists]]
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{{Contributor invite}}
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[[Category:NARA_Emigration_and_Immigration_Records]]

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Record Description
Record Type Arrival Manifests and Card Index
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1905-1954
Microfilm Publication M1755. Permanent and Statistical Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, June 1905-June 1953. 30 rolls.
  M2040. Index to Manifests of Permanent and Statistical Arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, December 1, 1929-June 1953. 2 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4529417 4530033414
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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National Archives and Records Administration


What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of arrival manifests and an index to a portion of the arrivals at Eagle Pass. The index contains over 9,300 cards and is arranged alphabetically by the last name then by the first letter of the first name. The arrival manifests are arranged chronologically then by number. The collections are part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

  • Indexes to Manifests of Permanent and Statistical Arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, December 1, 1929 - June 1953., M2040
  • Permanent and Statistical Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Eagle Pass, Texas, June 1905 - June 1953., M1755

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.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954.


What Can these Records Tell Me?

The index lists the following:

  • Name
  • Citizenship
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Arrival date
  • 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

Collection Content

Sample Images

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.

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 person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:
⇒Select the "Record Type" category
⇒Select the "Range"


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

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 other records such as emigrations, port records, ship’s manifests, birth, christening, census, and land records.
  • Learn foreign and “Americanized” names
  • Use the information 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 Texas, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Texas 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:

"Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1755 and M2040. 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 Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954.


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 Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.



We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.