Discover new details about your family members who entered the United States in the state of Texas, along the country’s southern border with Mexico, between 1905 and 1953. Learn important details about your ancestor like their birth place and their age when they entered the country, information that will help you to enrich your family history and continue your genealogical research.
There are more than 120,000 records in this collection, each with a transcript and an image of the original manifest card, for individuals who passed through the international border at Eagle Pass, Texas in the first half of the 20th century. While the information for each person may vary, Texas, Eagle Pass arrivals, 1905-1953 usually provides:
The state of Texas makes up roughly 1,240 miles (1,995 km) out of the 1,933 miles (3,207 km) of the United States-Mexico international border. With such a long frontier, Americans and Mexicans have developed a long history of cross-border cooperation and these relations are facilitated by border stations in cities such as Eagle Pass, Texas. During the first half of the 1900s, thousands of people crossed the border at Eagle Pass and were required to fill out these manifest cards, providing a rich source of personal information for family historians.
Explore these records and observe the importance of landlocked border crossings to your genealogical research. You may be surprised to discover the various routes your ancestors took to enter the United States.
Each record includes an associated image that often contains additional information not in the transcript. This may include such vital details as their exact date of arrival, marital status, the names of travel companions, and a physical description. Make sure to read the entire image in order to find all of the details for your ancestor that were recorded.
For some records, the backside of the manifest card appears upside-down in the image viewer. To read the information on this card more easily, you can use the two circular arrows to the left of the image to rotate the image clockwise or counter-clockwise.
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