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California, passenger and crew lists at various ports, 1907-1956
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California, 
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger list
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Serie
Collection years 1907-1956
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains passenger and crew lists for various smaller ports in California from 1907-1956. Ports included are Andrade, Campo (Tecate), Calexico, San Luis Obispo, San Ysidro, and Ventura. These passenger lists are from NARA Series A3363, A3419, A3467, M1767, and M2030.

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  • Physical appearance
  • Passport number, who issued it and date
  • Purpose in coming

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