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Texas, Passenger and crew lists arriving at various ports, 1896-1951
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Texas, Galveston, Galveston, 
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger and crew lists and Indexes
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1896-1951
National Archives Identifier 4527179 45271874527192
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Passenger and crew lists of vessels arriving at Galveston, Texas. The publication corresponds with NARA publications M1357, M1358, M1359 and were filmed at the NARA facility in College Park, Maryland. The records are part of Record Group 85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.


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

The following information may be found in these records: This collection contains passenger lists of U.S. citizens arriving at Galveston, Texas, 1896-1951. The records may contain

  • Ports and dates of departure and arrival
  • Name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and court of naturalization (if naturalized)
  • Residence

These records correspond with NARA publications M1357, M1358, M1359 and were filmed at the NARA facility in College Park, Maryland.

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