Recent studies have shown that high quality GaAs films can be grown by MBE on Si substrates whose surfaces are slightly tilted from the (100) plane. In order to investigate the effect of the tilting of substrate surfaces on the formation of threading dislocations, the GaAs/Si epitaxial interfaces have been observed with a 1 MB ultra-high vacuum, high voltage electron microscope. Two types of misfit dislocations, one with Burgers vectors parallel to the interface and the other with Burgers vectors inclined from the interface, were found in these epitaxial interfaces. The observation of crosssectional samples perpendicular to each other has shown that the tilting of the substrate surface directly influences the generation of these two types of misfit dislocations. The mechanism of the reduction of threading dislocations by the tilting of the substrate surface is discussed based on these observations.