Annotations on Passenger Lists

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Brief summary of annotations on passenger manifests with a link to an article by Marion Smith, Historian, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

An excellent article on the markings that appear on many passenger manifest pages was written by Marion Smith, Historian, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. The article is arranged by web links:

  • In the left margin...
  • In the occupation column...
  • Record of Detained Aliens...
  • In the name column...
  • Cross-Reference Annotations...
  • Lists of Aliens held for special inquiry...
  • In other columns...
  • Nationality and Citizenship...

A glossary of abbreviations and acronyms is also included. The article can be found on the following website: