User:NelsonKC/Sandbox/Texas, El Paso, Applications for Non-Resident Aliens Border Crossing Identification Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell 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?
This collection contains applications for border crossing identification cards for non-resident aliens created at El Paso, Texas, 1945-1952. It corresponds with NARA series M1756. Card manifests (INS Form I-190) are mainly arranged alphabetically by surname, then first name and include such information as the aliens name, address, date and place of birth, sex, marital status, occupation, nationality, etc. Some cards may also have a fingerprint and photograph.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
Applications for border crossing
- Birth year
- Birth place
- Marital status
- Read, write
- Height, weight, complexion, hair, eyes, visible distinctive marks or peculiarities
- Passport number, issued date, by whom, valid
- Purpose of coming to the country
How Do I Search This Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- The approximate date of immigration
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View the Images
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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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
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 information found in the record to find other records such as emigrations, port records, and ship’s manifests
- Use the record to learn your ancestor’s foreign and “Americanized” names, if they were different
- Use the record to learn the place of origin and find their church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records
- 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 you are looking for are listed and have additional information or leads; you may also find additional information on new family members in censuses
- 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
- 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
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.
Citing This Collection
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A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
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