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Index to Alien Registration Files

The JGIRC has obtained three files that are the indexes to the US Alien Registration Files. These files came to us with no explanation of what was contained in them, so we must figure it out for ourselves.

We are not the only site to have some of these files. Ancestry calls their collection “Index to Alien Case Files at the National Archives at Kansas City, 1944-2003”; they have one of the files. FamilySearch calls it “Index to Alien Case Files, 1940-2003”; they have two of the files.

Ancestry further says that their file was for immigrants born before 1909 who registered between 1944 and 2003 and that these are the files in Kansas City. The files at Reno, San Francisco, Honolulu, and Guam are at NARA San Bruno and not contained in their index. Ancestry continues with information about NARA in Kansas City to order copies of the records as follows:

Afiles.KansasCity@nara.gov
National Archives at Kansas City
Attn: A-Files Request
400 W. Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Fax: (816) 268–8038

FamilySearch provides a page on their wiki about their collection, which has similar information, although theirs says that the registration in San Bruno may not be included in the index: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/

We believe that the third file that these other sites do not have is a continuation of the first two.

The NARA web site states that there are more than 600,000 files in Kansas City, so we may have their entire index with our 679,578 records. There is more information on their web site as well.

(Except that our programming states there are 691,200. It seems that every program counts differently. You’d think a computer could count consistently…)

Running some quick searches, we found birth years from 1812 to 1910, entry to the US years from 1855 to 2037. (Cool, people from the future!) There are only ten entries for those who immigrated after 2006, with two in the future. Naturalization dates range from 1900 to 2011. (With one in 9999.)

Why are there naturalization dates before 1940 if alien registration began that year? Good question. We don’t know. But there are hundreds of them in the database.

There are a couple of fields we could not identify, like DFO, which ranges from 1883 to 2015. We could guess what the fields mean, but we’ll leave that to you since we can’t verify it.

You can search this collection on the main GeneaSearch site or on a special site just for this collection: US Alien Registration Files Index.

Some fields have codes in them. We did not fill in the abbreviations. However, there were separate spreadsheets for three of the abbreviated fields. They are presented here. Use the search box to find the codes you need.

POE (Port of Entry) CodePOE (Port of Entry) Value
ABEABERDEEN, WA
ABGALBURG, VT
ABQALBUQUERQUE, NM
ABSALBURG SPRINGS, VT
ADTAMISTAD DAM, TX
AFBANDREWS AFB, MD
AGAAGANA, GU (MA)
AGMALGOMA, WI
AGNALGONAC, MI
AGUAGUADILLA, PR
AKRAKRON, OH (MA)
ALBALBANY, NY (MA)
ALCALCAN, AK
ALPALPENA, MI
AMBAMBROSE, ND
ANAANACORTES, WA
ANCANCHORAGE, AK
ANDANDRADE, CA
ANPANTELOPE WELLS, NM
ANTANTLER, ND
ASTASTORIA, OR
ATBASHTABULA, OH
ATLATLANTA, GA
ATXATLANTA, GA
AUSAUSTIN, TX
AXBALEXANDRIA BAY, NY
BALBALTIMORE, MD (IA)
BAUBAUDETTE, MN (IA)
BAYBAYFIELD, WI
BBMBROWNSVILLE-MATAMOROS, TX
BCKBUCKPORT, ME
BCMBATTLE CREEK, MI
BCYBAY CITY, MI
BEABEAUMONT, TX
BEBBEEBE PLAIN, VT
BEEBEECHER FALLS, VT
BELBELLINGHAM, WA (A)
BGCBRIDGEPORT, CT
BGMBANGOR, ME (IA)
BILBILLINGS, MT
BLABLAINE, WA
BOABRIDGE OF AMERICAS, TX
BOCBOCAGRANDE, FL
BOOBOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME
BOSBOSTON, MA (IA)
BRGBURLINGTON, VT (MA)
BRHBAR HARBOR, ME
BROBROWNSVILLE, TX (IA)
BRUBRUNSWICK, GA
BTMBUTTE, MT
BTNBATON ROUGE, LA
BUFBUFFALO, NY (IA)
BWABOUNDARY, WA
BWMBRIDGEWATER, ME
BYOBAYONNE, NJ
CALCALEXICO, CA (A)
CANCAPE CANAVERAL, FL
CAPCAPE VINCENT, NY
CCALANSING, MI
CHACHARLOTTE AMALIE, VI
CHFCHIEF MT, MT (MAY-OCT)
CHGCHATTANOOGA, TN
CHICHICAGO, IL (IA)
CHLCHARLESTON, SC
CHMCHAMPLAIN, NY
CHRCHRISTIANSTED, ST CROIX, VI
CHTCHATEAUGAY, NY
CINCINCINNATI, OH
CLACLAYTON, NY
CLECLEVELAND, OH (A)
CLGCALGARY, CN
CLMCOLUMBUS, OH
CLSMILLTOWN BRIDGE, ME
CLTCHARLOTTE, NC
CNACANAAN, VT
CNJCHERRY HILL, NJ
COBCOBURN GORE, ME
COLCOLUMBUS, NM
COOCOOS BAY, OR
CORCORPUS CHRISTI, TX
CRACRANE LAKE, MN
CRBCARIBOU, ME (MA)
CRPCORPUS CHRISTI, TX
CRUCRUZ BAY, ST JOHN, VI
CRYCARBURY, ND
CSPCASPER, WY
CUTCUT BANK, MT (A)
DAADAAQUAM, ME
DACDALTONS CACHE, AK
DALDALLAS, TX (IA)
DCBDETROIT, MI (BRIDGE)
DCTDETROIT, MI (TUNNEL)
DENDENVER, CO (A)
DERDERBY LINE, VT (I-91)
DETDETROIT, MI
DLBDEL BONITA, MT
DLRDEL RIO, TX (IA)
DLVDERBY LINE, VT (RT. 5)
DMADETROIT, MI
DNSDUNSEITH, ND
DOUDOUGLAS, AZ (A)
DTHDUTCH HARBOR, AK
DUBDUBLIN, IRELAND
DULDULUTH, MN (IA)
DVDDOVER, DE AFB
DVLDANVILLE, WA
EGLEAGLE, AK
EGPEAGLE PASS, TX (MA)
ELPEL PASO, TX (IA)
ELYELY, MN
ENSENSENADA, PR
EPIEASTPORT, ID
EPMEASTPORT, ME
ERCEAST RICHFORD, VT
ERIERIE, PA
EVEEVERETT, WA
FABFABENS, TX
FAJFAJARDO, PR
FALFALCON HEIGHTS, TX
FARFARGO, ND (ND POE)
FDEEAGLE PASS INTL BR #2, TX
FERFERRY, WA
FMYFORT MYERS, FL
FPFFORT PIERCE, FL
FPTFREEPORT, TX
FRBFAIRBANKS, AKOR, ME
FREFRESNO, CA
FRIFRIDAY HARBOR, WA (A)
FRKFREDERIKSTED, ST CROIX, VI
FRNFERNANDINA, FL
FRTFORTUNA, ND
FRYFRIDAY HARBOR, WA
FSCFORT STREET CARGO FACILITY
FTCFORT COVINGTON, NY
FTFFORT FAIRFIELD, ME
FTHFORT HANCOCK, TX
FTKFORT KENT, ME
FTLFORT LAUDERDALE, FL
FTPFORT PIERCE, FL
FWAFRONTIER, WA
GALGALVESTON, TX
GARGARY, IN
GEOGEORGETOWN, SC
GGWGLASGOW, MT (IA)
GLOGLOUCESTER, MA
GPMGRAND PORTAGE, MN
GRBGREEN BAY, WI
GREGREAT FALLS, MT
GRFGRAND FORKS, ND (IA)
GROGROSSE ISLE, MI (MAY-OCT)
GRPGRAND RAPIDS, MI
GRTGROTON, CT
GSSGREENV'L-SPARTNBRG, SC
GULGULFPORT, MS
HAIHAINES, AK
HARHARTFORD, CT
HBYHOBBY AIRPORT, TX
HELHELENA, MT
HHWHONOLULU, HI (IA)
HIDHIDALGO, TX
HIGHIGHGATE SPRINGS, VT
HLGHARLINGEN, TX
HMLHAMIIN, ME
HMMHAMMOND, IN
HNNHANNAH, ND
HNSHANSBORO, ND
HOBHOBOKEN, NJ
HOMHOMER, AK
HOPHOPEWELL, VA
HOUHOUSTON, TX
HTMHOULTON, ME
HUMHUMACAO, PR
HVRHAVRE, MT
HYDHYDER, AK
ICPIMPERIAL COUNTY, CA
INPINDIANAPOLIS, IN
INTINTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN
ISBPORT ISABEL, TX
ISLISLE ROYALE, MI
IVPCALEXICO-EAST/IMPERIAL VALLEY, CA
JACJACKSONVILLE, FL
JERJERSEY CITY, NJ
JKMJACKMAN, ME
JOBJOBOS, PR
JUNJUNEAU, AK (MA-SEAPLANE)
KALKALISPEL, MT
KANKANSAS CITY, MO (MA)
KETKETCHIKAN, AK (A)
KEYKEY WEST, FL (IA)
KLMKALAMA, WA
KOAKEAHOLE-KONA, HI
KODKODIAK, AK
LANLANCASTER, MN
LARLAREDO, TX (IA)
LAULAURIER, WA
LCBLAREDO COLUMBIA BRIDGE, TX
LEBLEBANON, NH
LEWLEWISTON, NY
LGANEW YORK, NY (LAGUARDIA)
LGWWEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND
LHRMIDDLESEX, ENGLAND
LIHLIHUE, HI
LIMLIMESTONE, ME
LINLINCOLN, NE
LKCLAKE CHARLES, LA
LLBJUAREZ-LINCOLN BRIDGE, TX
LNBLONG BEACH, CA
LOILOS INDIOS, TX
LONLONGVIEW, WA
LORLORAIN, OH
LOSLOS ANGELES, CA (IA)
LOULOUISVILLE, KY
LSELOS EBANOS, TX
LUBLUBEC, ME
LUKLUKEVILLE, AZ
LVGLAS VEGAS, NV
LWTWORLD TRADE BRIDGE - LAREDO
LYNLYNDEN, WA
MADMADAWASKA, ME
MAGMCGUIRE AFB, NY
MAIMAIDA, ND
MAPMARIPOSA AZ
MASMASSENA, NY (A)
MAYMAYAGUEZ, PR
MCIMCALLEN, TX
MDCCHICAGO MIDWAY, IL
MEDMEDFORD, OR
MEMMEMPHIS, TN. (ND POE)
METMETALINE FALLS, WA
MGCMORGAN CITY, LA
MGMMORGAN, MT
MIAMIAMI, FL (IA)
MILMILWAUKEE, WI
MLLMILLTOWN, ME
MNDMINOT, ND (IA)
MNWMANITOWOC, WI
MOBMOBILE, AL
MOOMOORES, NY
MORMORSES LINE, VT
MRCMARINE CITY, MI
MRGMORELEY GATE, AZ
MRHMOREHEAD CITY, NC
MRRMORRISTOWN, NY
MRYMARYSVILLE, MI
MSPMINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL, MN
MTLMT. LAUREL, NJ
NACNACO, AZ
NEANEAH BAY, WA
NECNECHE, ND
NEWNEWARK AND TETERBORO, NJ
NIANIAGARA FALLS, NY
NIGNIGHTHAWK, WA
NIKNIKISKI, AK
NOGNOGALES, AZ (IA)
NOLNEW ORLEANS, LA
NOMNOM, AK
NOONOONAN, ND
NORNORFOLK, VA
NOYNOYES, MN
NPTNEWPORT, OR
NPVNEWPORT, VT
NRGNORTHGATE, ND
NRNNORTON, VT
NRTNORTH TROY, VT
NSVNASHVILLE, TN
NWHNEW HAVEN, CT
NWLNEW LONDON, CT
NWNNEWPORT, VA
NYCNEW YORK, NY (IA)
OCAOAKLAND CNTY INTL AIRPRT(USER FEE)
OGDOGDENSBURG, NY (MA)
OKCOKLAHOMA CITY, OK
OLYOLYMPIA, WA
OMAOMAHA, NE
OPHOPHEIM, MT
ORLORLANDO-MCCOY JETPORT, FL
OROOROVILLE, WA (MA-SEAPLANE)
OSWOSWEGO, NY
OTMOTAY MESA CA
OVROVERTON CORNERS, ME
PANPANAMA CITY, FL
PARPORT ARTHUR, TX
PASPASCAGOULA, MS
PAXPATUXENT RIVER, MD
PBBPEACE BRIDGE, NY
PCFPORT CANAVERAL, FL
PDNPASO DEL NORTE,TX
PEMPEMBINA, ND (A)
PENPENSACOLA, FL
PERPERTH AMBOY, NJ
PEVPORT EVERGLADES, FL
PGRPROGRESO, TX
PHIPHILADELPHIA, PA (IA)
PHOPHOENIX, AZ
PHRPHARR, TX
PHUPORT HURON, MI (MA)
PHYBLAINE, WA
PIEPIEGAN, MT
PINPINE CREEK, MN
PIRPOINT ROBERTS, WA
PITPITTSBURG, PA (ND POE)
PIVPINNACLE ROAD, VT
PKCPOKER CREEK, AK
PNGPORT ANGELES, WA
PNHPITTSBURG, NH
POEPORT OF EL PASO, TX
POMPORTLAND, ME
PONPONCE, PR
POOPORTLAND, OR
PORPORT ROYAL, SC
PREPRESIDIO, TX
PROPROVIDENCE, RI
PSJPORT ST JOE, FL
PSMPORTSMOUTH, NH
PTLPORTHILL, ID
PTOPORT TOWNSEND, WA (IA)
PTRPOINT ROBERTS, WASHINGTON
PUTPUT-IN-BAY, OH (A)
RALRALEIGH-DURHAM, NC
RANRAINER, MN (IA-SEAPLANE)
RAYRAYMOND, MT
RBKRICKENBACKER, OH
RBNRAINBOW BRIDGE, NY
RBTROBERTS LANDING, MI
RCMRICHMOND, VA
RDURALEIGH/DURHAM, NC
RENRENO, NV
RIFRICHFORT, VT
RIORIO GRANDE CITY, TX
ROCROCHESTER, NY (MA)
ROMROMA, TX
ROOROOSVILLE, MT
ROPROTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
ROSROSEAU, MN
ROUROUSES POINT, NY (SEAPLANE
RUPPRINCE RUPERT, AK
SACSACRAMENTO, CA
SAGSAGINAW, MI
SAISAIPAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
SAJSAN JUAN, PR (IA)
SARSARLES, ND
SASSASABE, AZ
SAUST AUGUSTINE, FL
SAVSAVANNAH, GA
SBRSOUTH BREWER, ME
SCLST CLAIR, MI (A)
SCOSCOBEY, MT
SDPSAN DIEGO, CA
SDYSANDUSKY, OH (A)
SEASEATTLE, WA
SELSTANTON ST BRIDGE, TX
SETSEATTLE AIRPORT
SFBSANFORD, FL
SFRSAN FRANCISCO, CA
SHRSHERWOOD, ND
SITSITKA, AK
SJOST JOHN, ND
SKASKAGWAY, AK
SLCSALT LAKE CITY, UT
SLOSAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
SLUSAN LUIS, AZ
SNASAN ANTONIO, TX
SNDSAN DIEGO, CA (MA)
SNJSAN JOSE, CA
SNXSAN ANTONIO, TX
SPAST PAMPILE, ME
SPCSAN PEDRO, CA
SPEST. PETERSBURG, FL
SPMST PAUL, MN IAP
SPOSPOKANE, WA (FELTS FIELD)
SRLST AURELIE, ME
SSBSEATTLE, WA SEAPORT
SSMSAULT STE. MARIE, MI
STAST ALBANS, VT
STLST LOUIS, MO
STRSANTA TERESA, NM
SUMSUMAS, WA
SWESWEETGTASS, MT
SYRSYRACUSE, NY (ND POE)
SYSSAN YSIDRO, CA
TACTACOMA, WA
TAMTAMPA, FL (IA)
TECTECATE, CA
THOTHOUSAND ISLAND BRIDGE, NY
TIQTINIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
TOLTOLEDO, OH
TRLTRIAL CREEK, MT
TROTROUT RIVER, NY
TRVTRAVIS, CA AFB
TUCTUCSON, AZ (IA)
TURTURNER, MT
UNKUNKNOWN POE
VANVANCOUVER, WA
VCBVANCEBORO, ME
VIAHARLINGEN, TX
VIBVETERANS INTL BRIDGE, TX
VNBVAN BUREN, ME
WALWALHALLA, ND
WARWARROAD, MN
WASWASHINGTON DC
WATWATERTOWN, NY
WBEWEST BERKSHIRE, VT
WCMWILLOW CREEK, MT
WHIWHITETAIL, MT
WHMWILD HORSE, MT
WHOWESTHOE, ND
WILWILMINGTON, NC
WLLWILMINGTON, DE
WNDWILLISTON, ND
WPBWEST PALM BEACH, FL (IA)
WRAWRANGELL, AK (SEAPLANE)
WRBWHIRLPOOL BRIDGE, NY
WRUYPSILANTI, MI
YOUYOUNGSTOWN, NY
YSLYSLETA, TX
YUIYUMA, AZ
ZATATLANTA, GA
ZHOHOUSTON, TX
ZNONEW ORLEANS, LA
ZSNSAN ANTONIO, TX
COB (Country of Birth) CodeCOB (Country of Birth) Value
AFGHAAFGHANISTAN
ALBANALBANIA
ALGERALGERIA
ANDORANDORRA
ANGOLANGOLA
ANGUIANGUILLA
ANTARFRENCH SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC
ANTIGANTIGUA-BARBUDA
ANTILNETHERLANDS ANTILLES
ARGENARGENTINA
ARMENARMENIA
ARUBAARUBA
ASAMOAMERICAN SAMOA
AZERBAZERBAIJAN
BAHAMBAHAMAS, THE
BAHRABAHRAIN
BANGLBANGLADESH
BARBABARBADOS
BELARBELARUS
BELGIBELGIUM
BELIZBELIZE
BENINBENIN
BERMUBERMUDA
BHUTABHUTAN
BISSAGUINEA-BISSAU
BOLIVBOLIVIA
BOSNIBOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
BOTSWBOTSWANA
BRAZIBRAZIL
BRUNEBRUNEI
BULGABULGARIA
BURKIBURKINA FASO
BURMABURMA
BURUNBURUNDI
BVIBRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
CAFRICENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CAMBOCAMBODIA
CAMERCAMEROON
CANADCANADA
CAPEVCAPE VERDE
CAYMACAYMAN ISLANDS
CHADCHAD
CHILECHILE
CHINACHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF
CHRISCHRISTMAS ISLAND
COCOSCOCOS ISLANDS
COLOMCOLOMBIA
COMORCOMOROS
CONGOCONGO, REPUBLIC
COOKCOOK ISLANDS
COSTACOSTA RICA
COTEDCOTE D'IVOIRE
CROATCROATIA
CUBACUBA
CYPRUCYPRUS
CZECHCZECHOSLOVAKIA
CZREPCZECH REPUBLIC
DECONDEM REP OF THE CONGO
DENMADENMARK
DJIBODJIBOUTI
DRDOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADECUADOR
EGYPTEGYPT
ELSALEL SALVADOR
EQUATEQUATORIAL GUINEA
ERITRERITREA
ESTONESTONIA
ETHIOETHIOPIA
ETMOREAST TIMOR
FALKLFALKLAND ISLANDS
FAROEFAROE ISLANDS
FIJIFIJI
FINLAFINLAND
FRANCFRANCE
FRGUIFRENCH GUIANA
FSMMICRONESIA,FEDERATED STATES OF
GABONGABON
GAMBIGAMBIA, THE
GEORGGEORGIA
GERMAGERMANY
GHANAGHANA
GIBRAGIBRALTAR
GREECGREECE
GREENGREENLAND
GRENAGRENADA
GUADEGUADELOUPE
GUAMGUAM
GUATEGUATEMALA
GUERNGUERNSEY
GUYANGUYANA
HAITIHAITI
HONDUHONDURAS
HONGKHONG KONG
HUNGAHUNGARY
ICELAICELAND
INDIAINDIA
INDONINDONESIA
INICADOMINICA
IRANIRAN
IRAQIRAQ
IRELAIRELAND
ISLEISLE OF MAN
ISRAEISRAEL
ITALYITALY
JAMAIJAMAICA
JAPANJAPAN
JERSEJERSEY
JORDAJORDAN
KAZAKKAZAKHSTAN
KENYAKENYA
KIRIBKIRIBATI
KOREAKOREA
KOSOVKOSOVO
KUWAIKUWAIT
KYRGYKYRGYZSTAN
LAOSLAOS
LATVILATVIA
LEBANLEBANON
LESOTLESOTHO
LIBERLIBERIA
LIBYALIBYA
LIECHLIECHTENSTEIN
LITHULITHUANIA
LUXEMLUXEMBOURG
MACAUMACAU
MACEDMACEDONIA
MADAGMADAGASCAR
MALAWMALAWI
MALAYMALAYSIA
MALDIMALDIVES
MALIMALI
MALTAMALTA
MARSHMARSHALL ISLANDS
MARTIMARTINIQUE
MAUTAMAURITANIA
MAUTIMAURITIUS
MAYOTMAYOTTE
MEXICMEXICO
MOLDOMOLDOVA
MONACMONACO
MONGOMONGOLIA
MONTEMONTENEGRO
MONTSMONTSERRAT
MOROCMOROCCO
MOZAMMOZAMBIQUE
NAMIBNAMIBIA
NAURUNAURU
NEPALNEPAL
NETHENETHERLANDS
NEWCANEW CALEDONIA
NEWZENEW ZEALAND
NICARNICARAGUA
NIGENIGER
NIGIANIGERIA
NIUENIUE
NKORENORTH KOREA
NMARINORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
NORFONORFOLK ISLAND
NORWANORWAY
NQUOTNON-QUOTA IMMIGRANT
OMANOMAN
PAKISPAKISTAN
PALAUPALAU
PANAMPANAMA
PAPUAPAPUA NEW GUINEA
PARAGPARAGUAY
PERUPERU
PHILIPHILIPPINES
PITCAPITCAIRN ISLANDS
POLANPOLAND
POLYNFRENCH POLYNESIA
PORTUPORTUGAL
PUERTPUERTO RICO
QATARQATAR
RALIAAUSTRALIA
REUNIREUNION
ROMANROMANIA
RUSSIRUSSIA
RWANDRWANDA
SAFRISOUTH AFRICA
SAMOASAMOA
SANMASAN MARINO
SAOTOSAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
SAUDISAUDI ARABIA
SENEGSENEGAL
SERBISERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
SEYCHSEYCHELLES
SHIPBORN ON BOARD SHIP
SIERRSIERRA LEONE
SINGASINGAPORE
SKORESOUTH KOREA
SLOVASLOVAK REPUBLIC
SLOVESLOVENIA
SOLOMSOLOMON ISLANDS
SOMALSOMALIA
SPAINSPAIN
SRBIASERBIA
SRILASRI LANKA
STATESTATELESS
STHELST. HELENA
STKITST. KITTS-NEVIS
STLUCST. LUCIA
STPIEST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
STRIAAUSTRIA
STVINST. VINCENT-GRENADINES
SUDANSUDAN
SURINSURINAME
SVALBSVALBARD
SWAZISWAZILAND
SWEDESWEDEN
SWITZSWITZERLAND
SYRIASYRIA
TAIWATAIWAN
TAJIKTAJIKISTAN
TANGATANZANIA
TANZATANZANIA
THAILTHAILAND
TOGOTOGO
TOKELTOKELAU
TONGATONGA
TONGATONGA
TRINITRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TUNISTUNISIA
TURKETURKEY
TURKMTURKMENISTAN
TURKSTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
TUVALTUVALU
UAEUNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UGANDUGANDA
UINEAGUINEA
UKUNITED KINGDOM
UKRAIUKRAINE
UNKNOUNKNOWN
URUGUURUGUAY
USUNITED STATES
USSRSOVIET UNION
UZBEKUZBEKISTAN
VANUAVANUATU
VANUAVANUATU
VANUAVANUATU
VANUAVANUATU
VATICHOLY SEE
VENEZVENEZUELA
VIETNVIETNAM
VIRGIU.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
WALLIWALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS
WSAHAWESTERN SAHARA
YEMENYEMEN
YUGOSYUGOSLAVIA
ZAMBIZAMBIA
ZIMBAZIMBABWE
Natz (Naturalization) Location CodeNatz (Naturalization) Location Value
AAOADMIN APPEALS OFFICE
ABQALBUQUERQUE, NM
ACGACCRA, GHANA
AGAAGANA, GU
ALBALBANY, NY
AMMAMMAN, JORDAN
ANCANCHORAGE, AK
ATHATHENS, GREECE
ATLATLANTA, GA
BALBALTIMORE, MD
BEIBEIJING, CHINA
BKKBANGKOK, THAILAND
BOIBOISE, ID
BOSBOSTON, MA
BTVBUFFALO, NY
BUFBUFFALO, NY
BUREASTERN REGION, BURL. VT
CHACHARLOTTE AMALIE, VI
CHICHICAGO, IL
CHLCHARLESTON, SC
CINCINCINNATI, OH
CJSCIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA
CLECLEVELAND, OH
CLMCOLUMBUS, OH
CLTCHARLOTTE, NC
CNRCHARLESTON NATZ REVIEW
COWCENTRAL OFFICE
DALDALLAS, TX
DENDENVER, CO
DETDETROIT, MI
DIGRECORD HAS BEEN DIGITIZED
DLSSOUTHERN REGION OFFICE
DSMDES MOINES, IA
EACVERMONT SERVICE CENTER
EAZELOY, AZ
ELEELECTRONIC
ELPEL PASO, TX
ESCVERMONT SERVICE CENTER
FKGFRANKFURT, GERMANY
FLOFLORENCE, AZ
FREFRESNO, CA
FSAFORT SMITH, AR
GCUGARDEN CITY, NY
GMTGUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA
GZHGUANGZHOU, CHINA
HARHARTFORD, CT
HAVHAVANA, CUBA
HBGHARRISONBURG VA
HCYHO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
HELHELENA, MT
HHWHONOLULU, HI
HIAHIALEAH, FL
HKCHONG KONG
HLBHoleb, ME
HLGHARLINGEN, TX
HMMHammond, IN
HNTHUNTSVILLE, TX
HOUHOUSTON, TX
HQBDRO HQ BOND BACKLOG REDUCTN
ICFIMM. CARD FACILITY
ILBISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN
IMPIMPERIAL, CA
INPINDIANAPOLIS, IN
JACJACKSONVILLE, FL
JHSJOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA
KANKANSAS CITY, MO
KNDKENDALL, FL
KNGKINGSTON, JAMAICA
LAWLAWRENCE, MA
LDNLONDON, ENGLAND
LINNEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER
LMALIMA, PERU
LOSLOS ANGELES, CA
LOULOUISVILLE, KY
LSCS BURLINGTON, VT
LVGLAS VEGAS, NV
MANMANCHESTER, NH
MEMMEMPHIS, TN
MEXMEXICO CITY, MEXICO
MIAMIAMI, FL
MILMILWAUKEE, WI
MOSMOSCOW, RUSSIA
MPHMANILA, PHILIPPINES
MSCNBC (FORMRLY MI SRV CENTER)
MTLMT. LAUREL, NJ
MTRMONTERREY, MEXICO
NBCNATIONAL BENEFITS CENTER
NBONAIROBI, KENYA
NDINEW DELHI, INDIA
NEWNEWARK, NJ
NOLNEW ORLEANS, LA
NORNORFOLK, VA
NRCNATIONAL RECORDS CENTER
NSCNEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER
NYCNEW YORK, NY
OAKOAKDALE , LA
OKCOKLAHOMA CITY, OK
OKLOAKLAND PARK, FL
OMAOMAHA, NE
ORLORLANDO, FL
PAPPORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
PHIPHILADELHIA, PA
PHOPHOENIX, AZ
PITPITTSBURGH, PA
PNMPANAMA CITY, PANAMA
POMPORTLAND, ME
POOPORTLAND, OR
PROPROVIDENCE, RI
RALRALEIGH-DURHAM
RDFRECORDS DIGIT FACILITY
RENRENO, NV
RIAHQ REFUGEE ASYLUM INTL OPS
RITROME, ITALY
SAASANTA ANA, CA
SACSACRAMENTO, CA
SAJSAN JUAN, PR
SANEL SALVADOR, SAN SALVADOR
SBDSAN BERNADINO, CA
SDMSANTO DOMINGO, REP DOMINICA
SEASEATTLE, WA
SEKSEOUL, KOREA
SERSOUTHEAST REGIONAL OFFICE
SFRSAN FRANCISCO, CA
SLCSALT LAKE CITY, UT
SNASAN ANTONIO, TX
SNDSAN DIEGO, CA
SNJSAN JOSE, CA
SNPSINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
SPMST. PAUL, MN
SPOSPOKANE, WA
SRCTEXAS SERVICE CENTER
SSCTEXAS SERVICE CENTER
STAST. ALBANS, VT
STLST. LOUIS, MO
TAMTAMPA, FL
TGUTEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS
TIJTIJUANA, MEXICO
TUCTUCSON, AZ
UNKUNKNOWN - CO & OTHERS
VERARLINGTON VA
VNAVIENNA, AUSTRIA
WACCALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER
WASWASHINGTON, DC
WCFLAGUNA NIGUEL CA
WDCMARIEL CUBAN DOC CENTER
WPBWEST PALM BEACH, FL
WPCWASHINGTON PROC. FACILITY
WRRWESTERN REGION RECORDS
WSCCALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER
XPNNEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER
XPSTEXAS SERVICE CENTER
XPWCALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER
YAKYAKIMA, WA
ZARARLINGTON ASYLUM OFFICE
ZCHCHICAGO ASYLUM OFFICE
ZHNHOUSTON ASYLUM OFFICE
ZLALOS ANGLES ASYLUM OFFICE
ZMIMIAMI ASYLUM OFFICE
ZNKNEWARK ASYLUM OFFICE
ZNYNEW YORK ASYLUM
ZSFSAN FRANCISCO ASYLUM OFFICE

Introducing GeneaSearch

Some time ago, the JGIRC search engine moved to a new site: GeneaSearch. This new search engine provided a needed upgrade to the original, simpler search engine we had running on this site.

The same features are still there, but better, Where our search engine would only search on the names of the main person in the record, GeneaSearch will search all of the surname fields and all of the given name fields.

Additionally, GeneaSearch uses DataTables, so it takes cares of multiple pages of results, and offers a search field for an additional level of search within the results that occurs in real-time in your browser.

This new search engine also makes it easier for us to add new collections than the way we had it programmed previously. Not much has happened here at JGIRC, according to our blog, but we have been working on some new things and they are coming soon.

Mukacheve Birth Records

This is a collected of Mukacheve Jewish birth records. It is far from complete, but the records are usually unobtainable by researchers. Some of the Jewish records were in the civil registration books, so some records indexed are not Jewish.

Why This Collection

In the summer of 2012, Banai Feldstein took her first heritage trip to Eastern Europe. While visiting Uzhhorod, Ukraine, she gained access to the Archive and photographed pages from the Mukacheve Jewish birth records to help with her research. For the most part, she photographed entire pages, thus having access to many additional records.

Indexing Notes

  • These records were generally easy to index.
  • The surname search uses the father’s surname. The child’s surname was not specified separately.
  • One page in one book (of those photographed) was bound out of order. Mother’s names are not listed for those records.
  • Difficulties in indexing may have come from the handwriting and the tight binding of the pages.
  • The records are in two languages. The switch from Hungarian to Czech was not even noticed at the time of digitizing. This, among other things, provides for multiple spellings of names in the database.

Statistics

  • Size of database: 1168 entries
  • Digitized: 2012, by hand-held camera

Samples

Abraham Rozenthal (penultimate record), Banai's grandfather, Civil Registration sample
Abraham Rozenthal (penultimate record), Banai’s grandfather, Civil Registration sample

David Alter Rosenthal (fourth from top), Jewish Registration sample
David Alter Rosenthal (fourth from top), Jewish Registration sample

Uzhhorod 1938 Voter Lists

The Uzhhorod 1938 Voter Lists were microfilmed by FamilySearch and are available across three microfilm reels. These are records for all voting citizens, not just those who were Jewish.

Why This Collection

These microfilms were still cataloged by FamilySearch as both Uzhhorod and Mukacheve. Banai Feldstein’s family comes from Mukacheve. Though no section appeared to be Mukacheve, nobody else seemed to be working on them, especially given they were civil records, so a religious indexing project likely would not have covered them.

Indexing Notes

  • The lists are in Czech but are typed, so they were not difficult to read most of the time.
  • Sometimes the microfilm suggested that this may have been a carbon copy version, with the columns being quite a bit off. When a mistake was made in the typing, it was simply typed over. Most of the errors that are in the index are likely caused by two numbers or letters typed in the same space where it was impossible to tell which was the correction.
  • Sometimes a name was spelled different ways for different family members. Unless it was an obvious mistake, the spellings given are indexed as seen.
  • Corrections to the data are sometimes made in the index. Typos in numbering, names, years (ex. 1900s when they meant 1800s), and genders may be corrected.
  • Months are indexed as written, except that Roman numerals are typed simply as numerals.
  • Surnames for females are often altered, but not always. The ending of -y can be changed to -a: Pensky/Penska. Or the ending -ova appended, sometimes with slight alterations to the base name: Friedman/Friedmanova. We highly recommend using “Begins With” to search surnames.

Statistics

  • Size of database: 15193 entries
  • Digitized: 2014
  • Rabbis indexed: nine (Mor Brodi, Izak Teitelbaum, Aron Feldman, Mayer Oesterreicher, Mayer Blei, Josef Kohn, Bernat Lipsitz, Reihen Leifer, Jakub Valdman)

Samples

Governor Konstantin Hrabar (top right)
Governor Konstantin Hrabar (top right)

Rabbi Aron Feldman (top left)
Rabbi Aron Feldman (top left)

Translation Assistance

Months in Czech:

January ledna May kvetna September zari
February unora June cervna October rijna
March brezna July cervence November listopadu
April dubna August srpna December prosince

Beth David Cemetery, United Bessarabier Verein

The New York City cemeteries are large. Some are indexed online, but others, like Beth David, are not as of this writing.

Why This Collection

In 2006, Banai Feldstein was visiting the Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, New York. This was her second visit to see the same gravestone, which was previously overtaken by a plant. Banai photographed the entire section.

Indexing Notes

  • Gravestones are pretty straight-forward. On occasion, the Hebrew letters weren’t clear in the pictures.
  • Photographs were taken quickly. Many photos contain multiple stones. Some stones have multiple photos where the plants were blocking the writing and awkward angles were needed to see the data.

Statistics

  • Size of database: 117 entries
  • Digitized: 2006

Sample

Gravestone of Mary Gordy
Gravestone of Mary Gordy

Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Jewish Genealogy Indexing and Research Collective (the Collective, or the JGIRC).

Our goal is to index records that are available to us as well as go out into the world to find more. We are based in Utah, so we expect to have several Utah collections. We also have the Family History Library, where we expect to spend some of our indexing time.

Even more fun than indexing is genealogy research. We plan to provide narratives of family history on this blog. Watch for Utah’s Jewish Family History in the future.