Texas, El Paso, Applications for Non-Resident Aliens Border Crossing Identification Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Texas, El Paso, Applications for Non-Resident Aliens Border Crossing Identification Cards, 1945-1952
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|Record Type||Applications for Non-Resident Aliens Border Crossing Identification Cards|
|Record Group||RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)|
|Microfilm Publication||M1756. Applications for Nonresident Alien's Border Crossing Identification Cards Made at El Pasco, ca. July 1945-December 1952.. 62 rolls.|
|Arrangement||Alphabetical by surname then by first name|
|National Archives Identifier||4529421|
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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?[edit | edit source]
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. The collection is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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- Physical descriptions
- Passport number, issued date, by whom, valid
- Purpose of coming to the country
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.
- Beginning Research in United States Immigration and Emigration Records
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- Texas Record Finder
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