US, Texas, El Paso—Manifests of Aliens Granted Temporary Admission, 1924–1954


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain the front of an arrival manifest, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image. If this is the last image of the batch, submit the batch.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Click here to see an example: No Extractable Data Image

Arrival Year

Arrival Year

Type a four-digit number for the arrival year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the record. 

Note that this collection is from 1924 to 1954. If only two-digit number was recorded, you should type 19 as the first two digits of the four-digit year, unless other data indicates otherwise. If you cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

Cards may include multiple dates. Index the arrival date, which is usually written or typed at or near the top of the card.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1935

Click here to see an example: 1945

Click here to see an example: 1949

Family Name

Family Name

Index the family name of the principal or primary person only (the main person listed on the manifest). Do not index any other names that may have been recorded, such as the names of parents, spouse, or children.

The family name was often written before the given names. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

When a name for an individual was recorded more than once on the same document, review the entire document to locate all occurrences of the name, and index the name one time with the most complete form of the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as "Mrs", "Jr", or "Mr", with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the family name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Gonzales Calzada or Gonzales Calzado

Click here to see an example: Aguilar-Alvarez

Given Names

Given Names

Index the name of the principal or primary person only (the main person listed on the manifest). Do not index any other names that may have been recorded, such as the names of parents, spouse, or children.

The given names were usually written after the surname. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

When a name for an individual was recorded more than once on the same document, review the entire document to locate all occurrences of the name, and index the name one time with the most complete form of the name.

Do not include titles or terms, such as "Mrs", "Jr", or "Mr", with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Sebastian Jose

Age

Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If the age was not recorded, do not attempt to calculate it based on other information on the manifest.

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example12

Gender

Gender

Type either M (for male) or F (for female).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or you can tell what it was from relationship terms, such as "son" or "daughter," or from other contextual information, such as a title or term or pronoun. Do not assume a gender based on given names.

If the gender was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: M

Country of Birth or Nationality

Country of Birth or Nationality

Type the country of birth or the nationality that was written on the document. If information was given for both country of birth and nationality, then index the information recorded for the country of birth.

When a place-name was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance.

Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the country or nationality was not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Mexico