FamilySearch Indexing: US, Vermont, St. Albans—Arrivals at the Canadian Border Ports, 1895–1954, FAQ
Place of Birth or Nationality Field: Please note the following instructions were given for this project:
Priority list (IF there is no info in Place of Birth, use Nationality, and so on)
1. Place of Birth (on the individual manifest cards, it is a third the way down on the left) 2. Nationality 3. Race
When indexing the information in this field, keep the following instructions in mind:
A. Type the term or terms as they were written. Type what you see. B. Do not correct misspellings or expand abbreviations. C. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.
NOTE: If it is difficult to read the information listed, check elsewhere on the manifests. It may also be in last residence.