What is in the ship manifests

There is important information in the ship manifest.

  • relative or friend the immigrant is going to. Sometimes their address
    (if you recognize the destination person, you know you have found the correct record)
  • birth place or sometimes last residence in Europe
  • occupation
  • age
  • physical description — height, weight, hair color, eye color
  • how much money did they declare
  • which family members were with them

more in a revised post

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