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Port of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1921-1923

Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Records Description
Part 3: Where to Find these Records

Part 1: Introduction

Immigration records from the port of Vera Cruz, Mexico, are reproduced in NARA microfilm publication:
M2032. Passenger Lists of European Immigrants Arriving at Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1921-1923, and Related Correspondence, 1921-1931. 1 roll.

Part 2: Records Description

M2032 reproduces one file from the subject correspondence files of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Central Office, Washington, DC.

The INS Central Office subject correspondence files, 1906-1932, are arranged according to a numerical filing scheme. File No. 55079/290, which is reproduced in M2032, contains lists of European steamship passengers arriving at Vera Cruz, Mexico, from ca. June 1921 to ca. January 1923, and related correspondence from March 1921 to February 1931. The records are arranged in reverse chronological order.

These lists were typewritten by U.S. Consular officers at Vera Cruz, Mexico, which forwarded the lists to the U.S. State Department, which then forwarded them to the INS. Some of the passenger lists are carbon copies of the original typewritten copy, and, as a result, are difficult to read.

Part 3: Where to Find these Records

You can search immigration records of persons arriving at Vera Cruz, Mexico, at the research facilities listed below.

  • California

    National Archives at Riverside, 23123 Cajalco Road, Perris, CA 92570. Phone: (951) 956-2000

  • Colorado

    National Archives at Denver, Bldg. 48, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225-0307. Phone: 303-407-5740. Holdings: M2032.

  • District of Columbia

    National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20408-0001. Holdings: M2032. All NARA microfilm publications may be examined during regular research room hours in the Microfilm Reading Room; no prior arrangement is necessary. Staff is available there to answer your questions. Researchers coming from a distance may wish to call in advance of their visit (1) to verify research room hours and (2) to have any additional questions answered. The Consultant's Office can be reached at 202-501-5400.

  • Texas

    National Archives at Fort Worth, 1400 John Burgess Drive
    Fort Worth, Texas 76140, Phone 817-551-2051. Holdings: M2032.