California, San Pedro, Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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California, San Pedro, Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records, 1930-1936
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|Record Group||RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service|
|Microfilm Publication||M1852. Records of Persons Held for Boards of Special Inquiry at San Pedro, California, Office,NOvember 3, 1930-September 27, 1936. 1 rolls.|
|National Archives Identifier||4486591414|
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The collection consists of records of persons held for Boards of Special Inquiry at the San Pedro, California, Immigration Office; November 3, 1930 - September 27, 1936. It is arranged by the date of the hearing. The collection corresponds to NARA Publication M1852 and is part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of California.
- United States Emigration and Immigration
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Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- San Pedro, Immigration Office Special Inquiry records, 1930-1936. NARA Pub. M1852
- Index to passenger lists of vessels arriving at San Pedro/Wilmington/Los Angeles, California, 1907-1936: publication M1763
- List of passengers who arrived at San Pedro/Los Angeles, California, 1920-1949, in transit to their final destinations. NARA Pub A3385
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