What is in the A-File?
According to the description on Ancestry, contents vary but the database has the index to files for immigrants born prior to 1909, created between 1944-2003. The files can contain:
- Alien registration (AR-2 form)
- Petitions and Affidavits
- Identification documents
A Quick Response
On Monday evening I sent a request to the appropriate email address for NARA Kansas City to request a copy of Manuela's A-File. Today I received a response from a helpful archivist at the Archives who had the file. I was able to make a payment for the copies over the phone, and she's sending the file in the mail. There are six pages in the file including a photograph.
I am hoping the file has information on Manuela's father, Manuel Portillo. His side of the tree is a brick wall for the moment. I'll post an update after I receive the file.