1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 14, 2021 11:50 AM by Josette Schluter

    Need help with vessel information for the Monjoya

    Herman Anderson Newbie

      This cargo vessel brought my family to the USA in 1961, Trieste IT to Tampa, FL. It's name was Monjoya, possibly Mongoya. It carried cargo and limited passengers. I would love to know as much information as possible to share with remaining family (e.g. photos, status, specifications, etc). Thank you so much!

        • Re: Need help with vessel information for the Monjoya
          Josette Schluter Tracker

          Dear Mr. Anderson,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog but were unable to locate passenger lists of vessels arriving at the Port of Tampa during 1961.


          Most immigrants admitted since May 1, 1951 should be entirely documented in an Alien File (A-File). We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Alien Case Files, 1944 - 2003 in the Records of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (Record Group 566) that may include individual files for your family. A-files provide the name, address, date/place of birth, physical description, occupation, employer, and a statement of military service of the alien. Case files contain basic information such as Alien Registration number, last name, first name, alias, date of birth, sex, date of entry, country of birth, date file opened, father's name, mother's name, naturalization date, name of naturalization court, and naturalization location. Some case files include photographs, personal correspondence, birth certificates, health records, interview transcripts, visas, applications, newspaper clippings, and other information. The quantity and type of information varies significantly between individual files. For more information about these non-digitized files, please contact the National Archives at Kansas City (RM-KC[A]) at  Afileskansascity@nara.gov.


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!