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Galveston Passenger Lists 1896-1948

FHL & NARA Microfilm Catalog Numbers and Online Index Info

Images Online...
Ancestry has digitized images of the Galveston passenger lists from 1896-1948. They are indexed and can be viewed online:
Galveston Passenger Lists 1896-1948 (requires payment)

Microfilm Information...
Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston, TX, 1896-1948; National Archives Microfilm Publication M1359, 36 rolls. [includes some lists from 1893; coverage ends in 1948 -- see notes below]

NARA # is the catalog number for the National Archives
FHL # is the catalog number for the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City -- these can be ordered for viewing at local LDS Family History Centers
NARA #    Covers	  			FHL #
M1359-1   January 14, 1896--January 13, 1902	1414827
M1359-2   February 1902 -December 10, 1904	1414828
M1359-3   December 4, 1904--April 20, 1906	1414829
M1359-4   April 20, 1906--February 13, 1907	1414830
M1359-5   February 13, 1907--August 6, 1907	1414831
M1359-6   August 6, 1907--October 25, 1907	1414832
M1359-7   October 26, 1907--June 13, 1908	1414833
M1359-8   June 18, 1908--June 8, 1909		1414834
M1359-9   June 11, 1909--April 2, 1910		1414835
M1359-10  April 2, 1910--November 12, 1910	1414836
M1359-11  November 12, 1910--July 20, 1911	1414837
M1359-12  July 20, 1911--March 27, 1912		1414838
M1359-13  March 29, 1912--September 26, 1912	1414839
M1359-14  September 26, 1912--May 18, 1913	1414840
M1359-15  May 22, 1913--October 19, 1913	1414865
M1359-16  October 19, 1913--April 6, 1914	1414866
M1359-17  March 28, 1914--January 5, 1915	1414867
M1359-18  July 28, 1914--July 14, 1917		1414868
M1359-19  October 8, 1917--April 16, 1920	1414869
M1359-20  April 2, 1920--April 1, 1921		1414870
M1359-21  April 4, 1921--December 15, 1922	*
M1359-22  December 17, 1922--June 22, 1923	*
M1359-23  April 11, 1924--September 14, 1925	*
M1359-24  September 14, 1925--October 28, 1926	*
M1359-25  October 31, 1926--October 13, 1927	*
M1359-26  October 13, 1927--November 11, 1928	*
M1359-27  November 11, 1928--November 29, 1929	*
M1359-28  November 29, 1929--January 12, 1931	*
M1359-29  January 18, 1931--September 22, 1931	*
M1359-30  September 22, 1931--July 2, 1932	*
M1359-31  July 2, 1932--May 19, 1934		*
M1359-32  May 31, 1934--November 17, 1938	*
M1359-33  December 6, 1936--November 29, 1939	*
M1359-34  December 29, 1939--September 24, 1946	* 
M1359-35  September 24, 1946--July 27, 1947	*
M1359-36  July 29, 1947--October 25, 1948	*
[1949-1951 not yet available]

* The Family History Library does not yet have these rolls.

Notes from NARA's catalog:
This microfilm publication reproduces passenger manifests of vessels arriving at Galveston and the subports of Houston, Brownsville, Port Arthur, Sabine, and Texas City, Texas. The early lists are shipping company manifests. The later lists are on Immigration and Naturalization Service forms. The lists are arranged chronologically by date of arrival beginning in January 1896.

Some lists are annotated to show the date of admission as a resident alien or date of naturalization. Some entries are stamped "debarred" if the alien was not allowed to enter the United States. Some of the lists include names of U.S. citizens returning from abroad.

Roll 1 includes several lists from 1893, but none from 1894 or 1895. Roll 14 contains one list for September 16, 1911, and both rolls 32 and 33 include lists for 1938. On rolls 24 and 29, the first list was filmed out of order. Roll 24 includes several lists that are very difficult to read due to poor focus having been used during the filming process.

Sources:
Dates, Notes, Contents and NARA Roll numbers taken from...
Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals, A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications; National Archives Trust Fund Board: Washington, DC; 1983; 2nd revised edition, 1991; pages 33-34.



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