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By arturoramos - Posted on 24 February 2006

I am over at the National Archives looking up border crossing records and am having no luck finding El Paso crossings from 1916. Does anybody know if these crossings are available on microfilm anywhere? The college student staff member who is working here tonight told me that those years for El Paso are not filmed... but I want to make sure.

On a brighter note, Chris Pineda, I have found the border crossing records for your great-grandparents Nicanor Pineda and Emilia Gonzalez. I will scan them and send them to you.

I am over at the National Archives looking up border crossing records and am having no luck finding El Paso crossings from 1916. Does anybody know if these crossings are available on microfilm anywhere? The college student staff member who is working here tonight told me that those years for El Paso are not filmed... but I want to make sure.

On a brighter note, Chris Pineda, I have found the border crossing records for your great-grandparents Nicanor Pineda and Emilia Gonzalez. I will scan them and send them to you.

That figures! That's the year of interest to me....

Peggy Delgado

p.s. still testing...

That figures! That's the year of interest to me....

Peggy Delgado

p.s. still testing...

Do these border crossing records work the same way as when we order records from LDS FHC? Where is it located.....besides the 1916 records, I think there are others I'd like to look at....

Peggy Delgado

Arturo,
 
I just remembered something.  When I went to the NARA office in
Seattle when I was first starting to research census records when the 1930
census came out, but was not online, I asked about other records and they told
me that there were some El Paso border crossing records in their Northern and
Southern California NARA offices, but not there in Seattle.  The office I
sent my poor sister to look in was in San Bruno, CA near San Francisco. 
She went once and was quite discouraged at the process of searching films, and
she never went back.  The other office they told me about was one in Laguna
Miguel in Southern California. I wonder if anyone in the group lives close
to either of those offices and could go and inquire about the 1916 border
crossings for El Paso, TX. 
 
Emilie Garcia
Port Orchard, WA ----

----- Original Message -----
From: arturoramos2
To: research@lists.nuestrosranchos.com

Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 3:11
PM
Subject: [ranchos] [Nuestros Ranchos]
Texas Border Crossing Records


I am over at the National Archives looking up border
crossing records and am having no luck finding El Paso crossings from
1916.  Does anybody know if these crossings are available on microfilm
anywhere?  The college student staff member who is working here tonight
told me that those years for El Paso are not filmed... but I want to make
sure.

On a brighter note, Chris Pineda, I have found the border
crossing records for your great-grandparents Nicanor Pineda and Emilia
Gonzalez.  I will scan them and send them to you.
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Arturo,
 
Would it be possible for you to post an actual scanned  sample of what
the border crossing records look like?  I am curious as to what they look
like, what info is on them, etc. 
 
thanks,
 
Emilie Garcia
Port Orchard, WA ---
 
 

Here's the online link to the NARA's catalog, where you can locate films, find their locations at NARA sites, and even order a film for purchase.  http://www.archives.gov/research/order/orderonline.html?microfilm
 
The Laguna Niguel branch has two films for El Paso: A3365, El Paso Lists of Aliens, 1903-1909, and M1757, El Paso Lists of Aliens Granted Temporary Admissions, 19241954, but I know they are continuing to film.  I've been to the Laguna Niguel branch, and it is a federal building, so security is strict.  Cell phones with cameras are not permitted, nor are any cameras at all.  The border criossing records, which is what I went to see, usually had name, age, some physical descriptions, last residence, and where they are headed.  Some of the films were alphabetical, but not all. 

The workers there will help you with some general questions, but the real help can come from the volunteers who sit at he volunteer desk.  I didn't ask for help, but they do try to help, although most are trained on American historical wars and the like, rather than just Mexican immigration.
 
I hope this helps.
 
Rosalinda

-----Original Message-----
From: Emilie Garcia
Sent: Feb 25, 2006 2:19 AM
To: ranchos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [ranchos] [Nuestros Ranchos] Texas Border Crossing Records

Arturo,
 
I just remembered something.  When I went to the NARA office in Seattle when I was first starting to research census records when the 1930 census came out, but was not online, I asked about other records and they told me that there were some El Paso border crossing records in their Northern and Southern California NARA offices, but not there in Seattle.  The office I sent my poor sister to look in was in San Bruno, CA near San Francisco.  She went once and was quite discouraged at the process of searching films, and she never went back.  The other office they told me about was one in Laguna Miguel in Southern California. I wonder if anyone in the group lives close to either of those offices and could go and inquire about the 1916 border crossings for El Paso, TX. 
 
Emilie Garcia
Port Orchard, WA ----

----- Original Message -----
From: arturoramos2
To: research@lists.nuestrosranchos.com
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 3:11 PM
Subject: [ranchos] [Nuestros Ranchos] Texas Border Crossing Records


I am over at the National Archives looking up border crossing records and am having no luck finding El Paso crossings from 1916.  Does anybody know if these crossings are available on microfilm anywhere?  The college student staff member who is working here tonight told me that those years for El Paso are not filmed... but I want to make sure.

On a brighter note, Chris Pineda, I have found the border crossing records for your great-grandparents Nicanor Pineda and Emilia Gonzalez.  I will scan them and send them to you.
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Well, Rosalinda,  I hope I live long enough to see all the records
filmed, since I am not able to travel to California (husband won't go back there
anymore).
 
Thanks,
 
Emilie

----- Original Message -----
From: lareina2@ix.netcom.com
To: ranchos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 8:17
AM
Subject: Re: [ranchos] [Nuestros Ranchos]
Texas Border Crossing Records


Here's the online link to the NARA's catalog, where you can locate films,
find their locations at NARA sites, and even order a film for purchase. 
http://www.archives.gov/research/order/orderonline.html?microfilm
 
The Laguna Niguel branch has two films for El Paso: A3365, El Paso Lists
of Aliens, 1903-1909, and M1757, El Paso Lists of Aliens Granted Temporary
Admissions, 19241954, but I know they are continuing to film.  I've been
to the Laguna Niguel branch, and it is a federal building, so security is
strict.  Cell phones with cameras are not permitted, nor are any cameras
at all.  The border criossing records, which is what I went to see,
usually had name, age, some physical descriptions, last residence, and where
they are headed.  Some of the films were alphabetical, but not all. 


The workers there will help you with some general questions, but the real
help can come from the volunteers who sit at he volunteer desk.  I didn't
ask for help, but they do try to help, although most are trained on American
historical wars and the like, rather than just Mexican immigration.
 
I hope this helps.
 
Rosalinda

-----Original Message-----
From: Emilie Garcia

Sent: Feb 25, 2006 2:19 AM
To:
ranchos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [ranchos] [Nuestros Ranchos] Texas
Border Crossing Records

Arturo,
 
I just remembered something.  When I went to the NARA office in
Seattle when I was first starting to research census records when the 1930
census came out, but was not online, I asked about other records and they told
me that there were some El Paso border crossing records in their Northern and
Southern California NARA offices, but not there in Seattle.  The office I
sent my poor sister to look in was in San Bruno, CA near San Francisco. 
She went once and was quite discouraged at the process of searching films, and
she never went back.  The other office they told me about was one in
Laguna Miguel in Southern California. I wonder if anyone in the group
lives close to either of those offices and could go and inquire about the 1916
border crossings for El Paso, TX. 
 
Emilie Garcia
Port Orchard, WA ----

----- Original Message -----
From: arturoramos2
To: research@lists.nuestrosranchos.com

Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 3:11
PM
Subject: [ranchos] [Nuestros Ranchos]
Texas Border Crossing Records


I am over at the National Archives looking up border
crossing records and am having no luck finding El Paso crossings from
1916.  Does anybody know if these crossings are available on microfilm
anywhere?  The college student staff member who is working here tonight
told me that those years for El Paso are not filmed... but I want to make
sure.

On a brighter note, Chris Pineda, I have found the border
crossing records for your great-grandparents Nicanor Pineda and Emilia
Gonzalez.  I will scan them and send them to you.
-- -- -- -- -- --

Is someone doing border crossing lookups? I don't know when my
father crossed over. Probably between 1916 and 1926. He and his
brother and sister came up from Guadalajara. There are records of
him in Kansas city and of his sister Elena Romero in California in
1930. He was Ramon Romero, his brother was Rosendo. Since all three
are dead, how can I find out when and where they came across? They
didn't tell us any stories about their families except that their
parents were dead and they were shuffled between families until they
came to the US. They may have come across with a priest. A cousin
or uncle, Adolfo Romero accompanied them. Sounds pretty hopeless,
doesn't it.

Linda

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My dear, nothing is hopeless! Look at the 1930 Census available for
free probably at your library. It should say when they first came to
the US.

Marge:)
On Feb 25, 2006, at 10:48 PM, Linda R Romero wrote:

> Is someone doing border crossing lookups?  I don't know when my 
> father crossed over.  Probably between 1916 and 1926.  He and his 
> brother and sister came up from Guadalajara.  There are records of 
> him in Kansas city and of his sister Elena Romero in California in 
> 1930.  He was Ramon Romero, his brother was Rosendo.  Since all three 
> are dead, how can I find out when and where they came across?  They 
> didn't tell us any stories about their families except that their 
> parents were dead and they were shuffled between families until they 
> came to the US.  They may have come across with a priest.  A cousin 
> or uncle, Adolfo Romero accompanied them.  Sounds pretty hopeless, 
> doesn't it.
>
> Linda
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