FamilySearch Indexing: US—Index to Passenger Lists at Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, 1820–1874, Project Updates
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All people on the ship or plane, including crew, agents, passengers, etc., are to be indexed. Only index people on the vessel. Do not include listed relatives, next of kin, whom the passenger was listed to visit, and so forth. It is not necessary to index any signatures on the documents.
If a birthplace or nationality is recorded as "Stateless," mark the field as blank.
It is not necessary to index any signatures on the documents.
Airplane Passenger Lists: Example
Indexing the Ship Name: Example
Documents titled "Questions to be answered by the immigrant before booking" should not be indexed. If an image only has this kind of document, it should be marked as a No Extractable Data Image
Name Changes: Examples
Supercargo: Index the Supercargo