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San Francisco Passenger Lists 1893-1953

FHL & NARA Microfilm Catalog Numbers and Index Information

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 and photocopying from local Family History Centers



Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, CA, 1893-1953 (NARA Publication M1410, 429 Rolls)

NARA has May 1, 1893 to May 31, 1953...
Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, CA, 1893-1953

The FHL has to May 1, 1893 to April 28, 1953...
San Francisco, California, alien manifests : passenger lists of vessels arriving at San Francisco, California, 1893-1953

ONLINE INDEX: San Francisco Passenger Lists 1893-1957 and Crew Lists 1905-1957 - Index & Images (requires Ancestry subscription) also includes "Register of Citizen Arrivals (1943-1947) and Alien Arrivals (1936-1949) by Aircraft at San Francisco, California" (NARA Micropublication A3361)

MICROFILM INDEX: This publication is partially indexed here... San Francisco Passenger Lists Index 1893-1934



Customs Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, California, Jan 2, 1903 - April 1, 1918 (NARA publication M1412, 13 Rolls)

"This microfilm publication reproduces copies of U. S. Customs Service passenger lists filed by masters of vessels entering the port of San Francisco between January 2, 1903 and April 1, 1918. The records were used by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to supplement the lists filed with immigration officials in the same port."

"The records are arranged chronologically by date of arrival. The lists were originally bound in volumes and are microfilmed as they appeared in the volumes. At the beginning of each of the volumes is a typed list of vessels." (NARA)


NARA Roll#, dates covered, [FHL Roll#]
(some ships overlap onto the next roll)

M1412-1, Jan. 2, 1903, CITY OF PUEBLA--Apr. 21, 1904, SS SENATOR, [1463582]
M1412-2, Apr. 22, 1904, SS HERMONTHIS--Aug. 21, 1905, SS VENTURA, [1463583]
M1412-3, Aug. 26, 1905, SS CHINA--Nov. 19, 1906, SS AMERICA MARU, [1463584]
M1412-4, Nov. 19, 1906, SS AMERICA MARU--Jan. 21, 1908, MS DOLLAR, [1463585]
M1412-5, Jan. 25, 1908, CITY OF SYDNEY--July 27, 1909, SS KOREA, [1463586]
M1412-6, July 27, 1909, SS KOREA--Dec. 17, 1910, SS ASIA, [1463587]
M1412-7, Dec. 17, 1910, SS ASIA--July 1, 1912, TENYO MARU, [1463588]
M1412-8, July 1, 1912, PENNSYLVANIA--Aug. 25, 1913, SS CHINA, [1463589]
M1412-9, Aug. 15, 1913, SIBERIA--May 20, 1914, SS NEWPORT, [1463590]
M1412-10, May 23, 1914, HONG KONG MARU--June 1, 1915, SS MONGOLIA, [1463591]
M1412-11, June 1, 1915, SS MONGOLIA--Jan. 30, 1916, SS PERU, [1463592]
M1412-12, July 5, 1916, SS MATSONIA--Feb. 4, 1917, SS GOVERNOR, [1463593]
M1412-13, Mar. 24, 1917, SIBERIA MARU--Apr. 18, 1918, SS GOVERNOR, [1463594]




Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco from Insular Possessions, 1907-1911 (NARA publication M1438, 2 rolls)

NARA Roll#, dates covered, [FHL Roll#]
M1438-1, Vol. 1: May 28, 1907, SS Alameda-Mar. 1, 1910, SS Alameda, [1463595]
M1438-2, Vol. 2: Mar. 2, 1910, SS Wilhelminia-Oct. 28, 1911, SS Mongolia, [1463596]

This publication is indexed here... San Francisco Passenger Lists Index 1893-1934



Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving in San Francisco from Honolulu, September 30, 1902 - June 12, 1907 (M1440, 1 roll)

NARA Roll #M1440-1
FHL Roll #1454998

This publication is indexed here... San Francisco Passenger Lists Index 1893-1934



Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco, CA, December 1, 1954--February 1, 1957 (NARA publication M1411, 19 rolls)

"Inbound passenger manifests, crew lists, and related form I- 489 (statement of changes in crew). Arranged in chronological order by date of arrival. Passenger lists are form I-415 (manifest of inbound passengers, alien) and I-416 (manifest of inbound passengers, US citizens or nationals). These records were transferred to the National Archives on microfilm. Errors in arrangement and omissions cannot be corrected. Defective images, which were identified when the records were filmed, were microfilmed again, and the corrections were spliced on the beginning of each roll as "retakes." There is a gap between September 18, 1955 and November 8, 1955." (NARA)

Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Francisco 1954-1957

This publication is not presently available from the Family History Library.



Dates, Contents, Notes 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 144-155.



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