Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists Index
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization
Collection years 1900-1952
Microfilm Publication A3410. Index to Passengers, not Including Filipinos, Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii,ca.1900- ca. 1952. 37 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetical by surname
National Archives Identifier 4495172 414
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What Is in This Collection?

The collection consists of an alphabetical card file passengers arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii during the years 1900–1952. The collection corresponds to NARA publication A3410, Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1900-1952 NAID 4495175, and serves as an index to NARA publication A3422, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1900-1953 NAID 2574390. The complements NARA publication A3407, Index to Filipino Passengers Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, ca. 1900 to ca. 1952 NAID 4493348.

General Information About Passenger Arrival and Custom Lists

Passenger arrival lists, or customs manifests, date back to 1820. The first official emigration station for New York was Castle Garden, located at the tip of lower Manhattan. Congressional action in 1891 resulted in federal immigration officials recording the immigrants’ arrival. After January 1892, passengers arriving in New York debarked at Ellis Island, located east of Manhattan in the New York Harbor. From 1892 to 1924, almost all immigrants entered the United States through the port of New York. When passengers arrived at Ellis Island, they were asked a series of questions designed to determine whether they would be able to support themselves and did not have any health problems. The information was supplied by the immigrant or a traveling companion (usually a family member). Only 2% of immigrants were denied entry into the United States.

Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the clerk guessed at the spelling of foreign names. These indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Hawaii, Honolulu - Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952.


What Can These Records Tell Me?

The card index to passenger lists may include some or all of the following information:

  • Full Name(s) of immigrants
  • Immigrants' age, gender, marital status and occupation
  • Physical description
  • Birthplace or Nationality of immigrant
  • Country where immigrant holds citizenship
  • Last place of residence in that country
  • Name(s) of person(s) accompanying immigrant
  • Name of relative or friend living at last residence
  • Name of relative or friend to be visited in this country
  • Final destination of immigrant
  • Name of ship and port of departure
  • Ship's arrival date and port of entry

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The full name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of immigration.

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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

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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?

  • 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.
  • In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found. Family search wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use.
  • Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Add any new information you find to your records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests.
  • Use the information you find in the record to find more details about the person you are looking for such as foreign and Americanized names
  • 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 census records.
  • Use the information to find land and probate records.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.

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.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  • 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

"Hawaii, Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publications A3410, A3422. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

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