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Port - Enter the Port the ship departed from, this is not necessarily the port the passenger embarked from.

Marital Status - Do not assume a woman with the title Mrs. is married.
                          - Do not index the marital status unless it was clearly and unmistakably recorded.

Gender - Do not assume the gender from a title such as Mr., Mrs., Miss, or Master.

Dates - If no departure or arrival dates are given, it may be necessary to infer a date from other information. On some batches, there will be a report of the cargo. The date given can be indexed in the Arrival Date fields. Example

Country or County of Origin - Some batches may show passengers' information in columns with their nationality listed as English, Irish, Scotch, or Foreigners. In these batches, the country or county of origin can be indexed as England, Ireland, or Scotland. If the person is designated as Foreigner, mark the field blank. Example