California, San Pedro, Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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California, San Pedro, Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records, 1930-1936 .
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|San Pedro, California, United States|
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|Record Group||RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service|
|Microfilm Publication||M1852. Records of Persons Held for Boards of Special Inquiry at San Pedro, California, Office,NOvember 3, 1930-September 27, 1936. 1 rolls.|
|National Archives Identifier||4486591414|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These RecordsTell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
The collection consists of records of persons held for Boards of Special Inquiry at the San Pedro, California, Immigration Office; November 3, 1930 - September 27, 1936. It is arranged by the date of the hearing. The collection corresponds to NARA Publication M1852 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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What Can These RecordsTell Me?
The records may contain any of the following:
- 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
- Civil status
- Whether or not can read and write
- Last permanent residence
- 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
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date of immigration
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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.
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 the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the record to learn the place of origin and find vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
- 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
- Search for the family in census records
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
- 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
Citing This Collection
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- Collection Citation
"California, San Pedro, Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records, 1930-1936." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1852. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
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