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Nogales, Santa Cruz, Arizona, 
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Record Description
Record Type Immigration
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1905-1952
Microfilm Publication M1769. Index and Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Nogales, Arizona, 1905-1952.. 74 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetically by name of the registrant
National Archives Identifier 4486390
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains over 455,000 manifests and related index cards of permanent and temporary alien arrivals at Nogales, Arizona, 1905-1952. The cards are arranged alphabetically by surname and include such information as name, age, gender, marital status, occupation, citizenship, race, last permanent residence, birthplace, etc. The original records were filmed by the INS in August-October 1956 and then destroyed. The microfilms were later transferred to the National Archives under NARA publication M1769.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Marital Status

  • Occupation
  • Citizenship
  • Last place of residence
  • Birthplace

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

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  • The approximate age or birth date

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[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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I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Immigrant first names may be in their native language
  • Search the records of nearby localities
  • Look at the 1930 and 1940 censuses to identify names and ages of additional family members

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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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