Re: Help understanding ship manifest #records

David Oseas

A clarification to Marlise's post:  according to Marian Smith's Manifest Markings article on JewishGen (, naturalization verification markings are made in the Occupation column,  The markings on this particular manifest record are in the Name column, so they are for correspondence or record checks.

I would check the Name Index to INS Correspondence @ NARA ( to see if the passenger's name is found.  For all the gory details, please read Marian's wonderfully detailed posting here:

The copy of the manifest at FamilySearch ( ) is a bit clearer.  The date appears as 3/20/25 to my eyes.

David Oseas

HYMAN/HEYMAN/HEIMOWITS/CHAJMOVITS: Zemplen-Dobra, Hungary > New York;  KLEIN: Satoraljaujhely (Ujhely), Hungary > New York > Los Angeles
Hungary > New York;  OSEAS/OSIAS/OSIASI/OZIAS: Iasi, Romania > Chicago > Milwaukee > Los Angeles
SCHECHTER/SHEKTER: Kishinev, Bessarabia > New York;  SHERMAN: Iasi, Romania > New York > Los Angeles
STRUL:  Iasi, Romania > Haifa, Israel;  WICHMAN: Syczkowo (Bobruisk), Belarus > Milwaukee > Los Angeles

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