Immigration Records | National Archives
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Immigration Records | National Archives

Introduction Documentation of immigrants entering the United States varied significantly from 1789-1819 because there was not a singular entity creating and maintaining records of immigrants.  The Customs Bureau oversaw ports starting in 1789, but, with limited exceptions such as New Orleans and Philadelphia which consistently recorded arrivals for spans of multiple years, it is difficult […]

Oklahoma Statehood, November 16, 1907
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Oklahoma Statehood, November 16, 1907

Housed in the historical records of the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate at the Center for Legislative Archives are many documents that illuminate Congress’s role in the statehood process. Below is a selection of the wide-variety of congressional records that document Oklahoma’s unique path to statehood. On September 17, 1907 the […]

The United States Armed Forces and the Mexican Punitive Expedition: Part 1
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The United States Armed Forces and the Mexican Punitive Expedition: Part 1

En Español  Fall 1997, Vol. 29, No. 3 | Genealogy Notes By Mitchell Yockelson Eighty years ago, in February 1917, the last of the U.S. troops serving in the Mexican Punitive Expedition recrossed the border from Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico, into Columbus, New Mexico. Eleven months earlier the bandit Francisco “Pancho” Villa had raided Columbus. With approximately 485 […]