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United States, Texas, Laredo, Index to Manifests of Permanent and Statistical Alien Arrivals, Dec 1929-Apr 1955
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Laredo, Texas, 
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Record Description
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1905-1927
  A3393. Index to Manifests of Permanent and Statistical Alien Arrivals at Laredo

Texas December 1929- May 1955. 9 rolls.

Arrangement Alphabetical by last name then by first name
National Archives Identifier 4492534
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains a typewritten card index to manifest of permanent and statistical alien arrivals at Laredo, Texas, December 1929-April 1955. The cards are arranged alphabetically by surname, then by first letter of the first name. Each card most often contains the persons name, age, gender, place of last residence, destination, date of entry into the United States, manifest number, and sometimes notes the immigration law under which the person was admitted to the United States. The original records are housed at The National Archives and Records Administration, series A3393.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Last permanent residence
  • Destination
  • Date of entry into U.S.

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

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  • Name of the person
  • Date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on 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

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

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

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • 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?[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. 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

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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