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Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1909-1924  and Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1924-1952
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El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States
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Record Description
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1909-1952
Microfilm Publication A3412. Manifests of Statistical Alien Arrivals at El Paso, Texas, May 1909-October 1924. 96 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4497863414
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection "Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1909-1924" contains arrivals at El Paso Texas from 1909-1924, it corresponds with NARA Publication A3412. The collection is arranged by date then by manifest or serial number.

The collection "Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1924-1952" consists of a card index of individuals arriving in El Paso. It corresponds to NARA publication A3396:Index to Manifests of Permanent and Statistical Alien Arrivals at El Paso, Texas, July 1924-July 1952. The index is arranged by surname then by the first letter of the given name. Both collections are part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1924-1952.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Arrivals

  • Name
  • Birth place
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Physical description
  • Occupation
  • Nationality
  • Race
  • Can they read and write
  • Last permanent residence
  • Destination
  • Name and address of nearest relative
  • Port and date of entry

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, 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.

Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1909-1924[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1924-1952[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Use the information found in the record to find land and probate records
  • Use the record to see if other family members immigrated with your ancestor
  • Search for naturalization records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1909-1924[edit | edit source]

Collection Citation:
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Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1924-1952[edit | edit source]

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