These collections contain historic documents. Most of the items in this collection are digitized versions of governmental or legal documents. Some, like the Naturalization Documents Collection, pertain to the process of immigration, while others, like the Dayeh Collection, contain information about population and demographics. Researchers interested in accessing more government documents should search Family Collections, which often have documents owned by particular families.

Additionally, the Khayrallah Center offers a searchable database of census information that we have gathered on Lebanese Americans. We have collected over 300,000 records of Lebanese immigrants from the US Census spanning the years 1900 through 1940. Because of the size of this collection, individual documents are not available for online browsing, however, you can search these records by name, town, state, and other criteria.

If you have additional information on your ancestor that you would like to share then 
contact us and we will be happy to add it to our database or to the archive.


Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies


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