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Texas and Arizona Arrivals, 1903-1910
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Texas and Arizona, 
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Arrival
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1903-1910
Microfilm Publication A3365. Lists of Aliens Arriving at Brownsville,Del Rio,Eagle Pass,El Paso,Laredo,Presidio,Rio Grande City, and Roma,Texas,May 1903-June 1909,and at Aros Ranch,Douglas,Lochiel,Naco,and Nogales,Arizona,July 1906-December 1910. 5 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4489131414
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What Is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains Lists of Aliens for the time period May 1903 to June 1909 arriving at the following Texas ports:

  • Brownsville
  • Del Rio
  • Eagle Pass
  • El Paso
  • Laredo
  • Presidio
  • Rio Grande City
  • Roma

Arizona for the time period July 1906 to December 1910:

  • Aros Ranch
  • Douglas
  • Lochiel
  • Naco
  • Nogales

The collection corresponds with NARA publication A3365 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The records are arranged chronologically then by port city then by date. Records for the states are intermixed.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Date of arrival
  • Full name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Ability to read and write
  • Nationality
  • Race
  • Town and country of last residence
  • Birthplace
  • Destination
  • May also include a physical description of the person

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

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

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