Source Information

Ancestry.com. San Francisco, California, Chinese Passenger Arrivals and Disposition, 1903-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data:

Lists of Chinese Applying for Admission to the United States through the Port of San Francisco, California, compiled 07/07/1903-01/07/1947; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1476, 27 rolls. ARC Identifier 4482916); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Record Group 85; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

About San Francisco, California, Chinese Passenger Arrivals and Disposition, 1903-1947

This database contains descriptive lists of Chinese immigrants arriving at the port of San Francisco, California between 1903 and 1947. Information recorded in these documents includes:

  • ship or vessel name
  • date of arrival
  • name
  • age
  • gender
  • marital status
  • occupation
  • nationality
  • last place of residence
  • final destination

Some of this information may only be obtained by viewing the images. The amount of information recorded for an individual will vary according to form type and the information requested on it.