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Re: LDS Passenger List Ellis Island (NYC)

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  • Frank <frankur@att.net>
    When you believe you ve found your ancestor, some of the index cards will havewritten information for you to copy, but most will just have numbers. Copy all
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 23, 2003
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      When you believe you've found your ancestor, some of the index cards
      will havewritten information for you to copy, but most will just have
      numbers.
      Copy all the numbers.

      The first number is the age\sex (for example: "21m" means "21 year old
      male"). The second number is the line number on the original ship
      manifest on which your ancestors name appears. The third number is the
      manifest page number. The last number in the right corner of the index
      card is a volume number.
      With this number, you can find the date the ship arrived.

      When the film for the date of ship arrival (volume number) you order
      arrives, you will find yourself confronted with passenger manifests of
      many ships, in fact, all the ships that arrives at New York on that
      same day.
      First, look again at the numbers you copied from the index card. That
      second number (the one next to the age / sex) is the line number, and
      the number after that is the page number.
      For each ship, find the corresponding page and line.
      Eventually, you will come across the correct ship, and when you do,
      you have located your ancestor in the ship manifest.
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