This is a good day for Hawaii researchers! 😀 As many of you realize, there was considerable travel between Hawaii and California from 1890 onward. Many of our Portuguese relatives migrated to California. Many traveled back and forth between Hawaii and California visited family. So, these passenger list records are very important.
The records can be found under California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953. This corresponds to the NARA microfilm number M1410. The records cover ships arriving in San Francisco, California. Each group includes a list at the beginning of the group that lists the ships included and the date of arrival in San Francisco.
Please note that there is no index to this collection. Unless you have a lot of free time on your hands, you will need to know at least the month and year of arrival in San Francisco.
Although many of these records are also available through ancestry.com, you need a subscription to access them. The familysearch.org database gives researchers another option for located these valuable records.
I have done research in these records. Not only did I find families migrating from Hawaii to California, I found several instances of relatives going back to Hawaii on vacation. I also found what looks like older family members going back to Hawaii to bring younger members to California.
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