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Arizona, Arrival Manifests, 1906-1955
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Record Description
Record Type Arrival Manifests
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1906-1955
National Archives Identifier 414
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Indexes and manifests of permanent and temporary aliens arriving in Arizona from Mexico from seven National Archives microfilm publications. The records are part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The collections are part of the Mexican Border Crossing Series.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Arizona, Arrival Manifests, 1906-1955.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of passenger, including maiden name of women
  • Names of persons accompanying passenger
  • Port and date of departure
  • Port and date of entry
  • Name of ship
  • Country of citizenship
  • Age, gender, marital status and occupation of passenger

  • Date and place of birth of passenger
  • Address of last permanent residence
  • Name and address of friend or relative at last address
  • Final destination
  • Name and address of friend or relative in U.S.
  • Physical description and distinguishing marks
  • Who paid for passage
  • Purpose of visit

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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 age of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of immigration

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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  1. Select the Roll Number and Date Range to view the images.


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information to find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations
  • Search for naturalization records
  • Use the information in the subsequent records to find additional family members
  • Search census records

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

  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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