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Ancestry.com. San Francisco Chinese Exclusion List [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1998.
Original data: United States, National Archives and Records Administration. Index to Immigration Investigation 'Chinese Exclusion' Case Files of the San Francisco District Office of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, ca. 1884-1906. National Archives and Records Administration--Pacific Region (San Francisco), [July 1998].

About San Francisco Chinese Exclusion List

This is an index to over 5000 "Chinese Exclusion" case files among the immigration investigation files created by the San Francisco District Office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ca. 1903-1944.

Most of the case files document the arrival into San Francisco from the U.S. mainland or foreign ports of Chinese aliens and the reentry of U.S. citizens of Chinese ancestry under the Chinese Exclusion Acts passed by Congress between 1882 and 1930, and repealed in 1943. There are also some case files relating to the arrival and departure of non-Chinese Asian immigrants and other foreign-born individuals.

The case files are available from the Pacific Region (San Francisco) of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, California 94066-2350, phone: (650) 876-9001, fax: (650) 876-0920, e-mail:archives@sanbruno.nara.gov.

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