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Texas, Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Corpus Christi, Texas, and Vicinity, June 1948-January 1959
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1948-1959
Microfilm Publication A3458. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Corpus Christi, Texas, and Vicinity, June 1948-January 1959..
National Archives Identifier 4051421
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This collection contains passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at Corpus Christi, Texas, and Vicinity, June 1948-January 1959. The records usually include the name of the vessel, ports and dates of departure and arrival, and the following information about each crew member: full name, position in ship’s company, age, gender, race, nationality. These records correspond with NARA publication A3458 and were filmed at the NARA facility in College Park, Maryland.

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