California, San Pedro, Immigration Office Special Inquiry Records, 1930-1936 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a name-searchable index as well as browsable images of records for people who were being held for Boards of Special Inquiry at the San Pedro California, Immigration Office.

 

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What Can I Learn from Immigration Records?

 

These records may include:

  • Name of ship
  • Port of embarkation
  • Date and seaport of entry
  • Final destination
  • Whether or not ticket to final destination
  • Name of passenger
  • Birth place
  • Age in years and months
  • Gender
  • Civil status
  • Occupation
  • Whether or not can read and write
  • Nationality
  • Last permanent residence
  • Destination
  • Who paid for passage
  • Declaration of money in possession
  • Whether or not has been in U. S. before
  • Whether or not passenger has been in prison
  • Whether or not passenger is a polygamist
  • Name and address of relative or friend passenger plans to join
  • Whether or not under contract to labor
  • General condition and statement of health
  • Description of passenger

 

 

How Can Immigration Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Use the record to learn the place of origin and find vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
  • Use the information found in the record to find land and probate records
  • Use the record to see if other family members who may have immigrated with the person
  • Search for the family in census records

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