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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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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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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;
 
 
 
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;
 
 
 
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.]]
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== Collection Content  ==
 
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=== Sample Images ===
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
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The index lists the following:  
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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.
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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.
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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.
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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'''The index lists''' the following:  
  
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
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*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  
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*Name of ship
 
*Name of ship
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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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.
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If you do not know this information, check the census records after 1900.
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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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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1916041?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in your ancestor’s name in 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.  
  
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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'''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]:'''<br>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>
  
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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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
  
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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With either search keep in mind:
  
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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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
For example, you can use passenger lists to:  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
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When you have located your ancestor on an arrival manifest, 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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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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Use passenger lists to:  
  
 
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin  
 
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin  
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*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names  
 
*Learn foreign and “Americanized” names  
 
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests.
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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 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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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?  ===
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the name.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the name.  
 
*Look for other indexes. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.  
 
*Look for other indexes. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.  
*Search the passenger lists year by year.  
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*Search the indexes of other port cities.  
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
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*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.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Texas, Emigration and Immigration|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Texas Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this state see the wiki article [[Texas 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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==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.  
  
*[[Texas|Texas]]
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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>
*[[Texas Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Texas History|Texas History]]
 
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
  
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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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
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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  ===
 
  
"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.
 
  
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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
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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
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Eagle Pass Arrival Manifests and Indexes, 1905-1954.

Collection Content

Sample Images

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.

What Can this Collection 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

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 your ancestor’s name in 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.

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 "Record Type" category
⇒Select the "Range" category which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

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.

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 an arrival manifest, 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?

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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?

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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.