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Dear Axe Three,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located three series titled the Lists of Aliens Arriving at Brownsville, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, El Paso, Laredo, Presidio, Rio Grande City, and Roma, Texas, and at Aros Ranch, Douglas, Lochiel, Naco, and Nogales, Arizona, 5/1903 - 12/1910 (A3365, 5 rolls); the Nonstatistical Manifests and Statistical Index Cards of Aliens Arriving at El Paso, Texas, 1956 - 1957 (A3406, 119 rolls); and the Manifests of Statistical Alien Arrivals at El Paso, Texas, 5/1909 - 10/1924 (A3412, 96 rolls) in the Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Record Group 85) that capture entries at El Paso, TX during the 1900-1920 time frame. The first two series (A3365 & A3406) have been digitized and are available using the Catalog.
A3412 has been digitized by Ancestry. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Archives has partnered with Ancestry to make the vast majority of their NARA-digitized holdings freely available to the public. Anyone with Internet access may create an account, access NARA records, and use other Ancestry resources, such as their educational offerings and family tree-maker application. For more information see Ancestry’s announcement -- “Free At-Home Education Resources From Ancestry® and Access to Nearly 500M National Archives Records”.
For additional information about crossings at the Mexican border, please NARA’s web pages at https://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/border-mexico.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
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Thank you very much ! l have reviewed your reply information but l have yet to see any names-just info but NO names How do l see the individual names ? Many Thanks and stay healthy
There's so much information that it was very difficult to maneuver Also l Don’t want to be asked to go to a 3rd party like Ancestary or Family Search I would like to see the information first hand: El Paso border crossing 1900 to 1930 Thx
Can anyone please help? Thx
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El Pasoan here! I'm scrolling through to try to see if I can find more of the information you may be looking for. Here is a list of names for some records going from July 1924-1954: https://catalog.archives.gov/search?q=*:*&f.ancestorNaIds=4529425&sort=naIdSort%20asc
If you click on the name range for each, there are more names within each document. So if you locate the section based on the name you are looking for, you might find something. For example, this set would include names alphabetically falling within the range of Aguilar and Albeitero: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/121651852
I've been noticing that some of the records here are hard to look through and find, particularly those involving El Paso. They either are not all made available HERE or they are listed in variations. Some by just name, some just by date...it is rather inefficient so far for researching and doing genealogy.
I hope this helps you narrow down your search. I'll keep digging to see if I can find anything else that might help you!