Re: Ships Manifest Questions #ukraine

Sarah L Meyer

Hello Caroline and Laura,
This is my understanding. Ships manifests were always filled out
prior to sailing (just like our airplane manifests today). The people
who were crossed out either 1) did not sail or 2) more likely were not
admitted to the US and were deported. Usually if someone is crossed out
there is another page at the end of the manifest with a list of names
and a description of what happened to them. Also there usually is a
file number that is associated with that person. Marian Smith has given
some great talks at the IAJGS conferences on this topic.

Sarah L. M. Christiansen
Georgetown, TX

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