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Immigrant Records at the National Archives

Please note:  Although some of these records have been digitized and made available online, there are many records that are only available in paper or microfilm format at NARA locations.

Among the billions of historical records housed at the National Archives throughout the country, researchers can find information relating to immigrants from the late 1700s through the early 2000s.  The National Archives preserves and makes available documents created by Federal agencies in the course of their daily business.

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