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California, Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco from Insular Possessions, 1907-1911
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San Francisco, California, 
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger lists
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1907-1911
Microfilm Publication M1438. Passenger lists of vessels arriving at San Francisco from insular possessions, 1907-1911. 2 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 4481636
Language English
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is a collection of ship passenger lists are in the years 1907-1911. Passenger lists provide the full name, age, sex, marital status, occupation, citizenship (nationality), last place of residence, final destination, and, if an immigrant was going to join a relative, that person's name, address, and relationship to the passenger.

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The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Nationality
  • Race
  • Time entering insular possessions and where
  • Final destination

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