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Two ships, two manifests, same passengers?

Entries on passenger manifests were lined out when the passengers did not sail, were changed to a different class of travel, or did not embark or disembark at the port stated on the manifest header. ...
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What do these extra numbers mean on this ship manifest?

Adrian is correct -- as he suggested in the earlier answer, we can find some clues in Marian L. Smith's Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations. Let's look at the two lines you are most ...
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Locating passenger list for fatal voyage of SS Galway Castle?

The passenger list for the final voyage of the SS Galway Castle is available at Ancestry courtesy of the National Archives (UK). The twist is that the passenger list is under a different ship's name, ...
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Deciphering 1910 Russian city name?

The name appears to be written as "Dovgirdeli" or "Dowgirdeli". However, this will have been an attempt to render a Russian/Polish/Lithuanian name into English so we shouldn't expect that the ...
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What do these extra numbers mean on this ship manifest?

I rather suspect that those dates are in the 1900s and could relate to naturalisation of the passengers. Have a look at A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations
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What is this city name in this passenger list from Russia/Poland in late 19th/early 20th century?

The first letter looks like a 'C' and is not very different from the C in Chicago on line 7 or in Cleveland on line 11 (both in column of final destination). The second letter puzzled me first but ...
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What are "I"-prefixed travel document numbers on INS Form I-415 ship manifests?

This appears to be answered by the Code of Federal Regulations: 1949-1984. Chapter 1 deals with Immigration and Naturalization. The phrase used there on several occasions is 'a valid passport or ...
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Passenger manifests - internal sailings uk?

Passenger lists were not required for travel within the UK, or even between the UK and Europe. See TNA Passenger Lists Guide. The one exception to that is when "a ship called at more than one European ...
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Seeking passenger list for SS Wittekind which landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1910

I suspect the vessel you are looking for is actually the SS Wittekind, which arrived in Baltimore on 26 May 1910. The passenger list is available on Familysearch, and Marcin Glowacki, aged 18, is ...
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In a Record of Detained Aliens, what "Cause of detention" is "To call"?

The answer to your question is hidden in one of your examples. Example 1 The post "Katie Scahill - SS Carmania - Record Of Detained Alien - Port Of New York" contains a link to an article from the ...
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Locating passenger list for fatal voyage of SS Galway Castle?

In cases like this, I often search for the ship itself and mine those websites and newspaper accounts for clues about where records might be found. Newspapers of the day may not have accurate ...
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What would DS and FL stand for in Passenger list

The Queensland State Archives Brief guide 16 provides some explanations on Immigration Agent records. Free and assisted passages were granted by the Government to categories of immigrants and their ...
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Finding alternate indexes or record sets for passenger lists / ship manifests from Germany?

According to Wikipedia, SS Neckar was operated by Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL). An arrival from 1882 means that the ship was the first S/S Neckar, not the later one launched in 1901. Wikipedia ...
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At what port did Lorance Effler born about 1787 in Germany come to the US?

You've done a good job narrowing down the window in which your ancestor came to the US -- for some tips to other records that might give clues, see Tracing US ancestor back to Germany? Why the ...
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How to find a passenger who left NYC to europe around 1885-1913.

A search at the US National Archives' catalog for the keywords 'passenger lists departing' will find several catalog entries for passenger lists, many from Record Group 85. Ancestry has digitized ...
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What does this handwriting say for location of final destination?

As best as I can tell, the state is Pa, or Pennsylvania and the city is Marianna. I think it is PA from the other entries, such as Allegany, two above it. According to Wikipedia, Marianna included ...
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Seeking detailed passenger list for Solway sinking Falmouth-Corunna in 1843?

I don't know if this is of much help, but want to share this. I was doing research on the sinking of the Lusitania recently and one article stated that the Cunard shipping lines did not list infants (...
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Seeking detailed passenger list for Solway sinking Falmouth-Corunna in 1843?

James Fitz James is listed in FindMyPast's Index to Death Duty Registers with a note "Ship Solway to Jamaica" Arabella Theresa Fitz-James is listed in FindMyPast's Index to Death Duty Registers, a ...
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Travel from Australia to Palestine, 1870s

The majority of Germans arriving in Australia post 1866 (her birth) settled in South Australia or Queensland. You would need to search shipping records ex Port Adelaide or Moreton Bay (Qld) rather ...
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Travel from Australia to Palestine, 1870s

Given that the dates you are looking at postdate the opening of the Suez Canal (which opened in 1869) it's likely that they would have taken passage on a ship going from Australia to Europe via the ...
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Passenger to the Caribbean from Spain

The Ibero-american Migratory Movements portal includes personal details of emigrants from Spain to Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Argentina. Using the search form, you can ...
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What are "I"-prefixed travel document numbers on INS Form I-415 ship manifests?

This answer follows up on the previous answer and its comments -- According to the descriptive pamphlet for NARA's Microfilm publication m1411, describing Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels ...
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Record of US citizen/non-citizen marriage abroad in order for family to travel from Poland to US in 1925

This is a stub of an answer and will be added to as I find more information. According to USCIS: "Prior to September 22, 1922, women gained the citizenship of their naturalizing husbands." For a ...
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Finding S.S. Merion Passenger List sailing from Liverpool in 1904

Finding the ship Since you already have information about the departure port, the easiest plan is to search the departure records first. Outbound records (BT27) from Liverpool and other ports are ...
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Finding original Baltimore passenger list from an index card

How to find out more about a collection on Family Search from the image viewer When you are in the image viewer at FamilySearch, there are two tabs underneath the document image, one for the Image ...
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Information from passenger list/ship manifest from 1912 NY - Polish/Russian city and names

In the Lithuanian and Polish families I grew up around, a word that sounds almost like the words you use for To Polish, like polish a table. Perhaps their language skills were not very good at the ...
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Information from passenger list/ship manifest from 1912 NY - Polish/Russian city and names

I read: Name: Samolicz Jankel Age etc.: 20 Yrs, male, single Occupation: Setler [?] can read and write Country of Origin and Race: Russia, Heb Last residence: Russia, Omriau Relative: sister Bluma ...
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Italian grand grand Father Italy to Venezuela manifest passenger list

I would first check immigration records. They would contain valuable information on your great grandfather. I would also search ship manifests but you would need dates of sailing or ship name to do so....
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Died at sea but listed as arriving

The passenger manifest is not an arrival record. The manifest is the record created by the shipping company before departure. It is updated as needed during and after the journey. Sometimes entries ...
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Seeking Argentina-Buenos Aires immigration and residential records for Dusan Biukovic

You have not provided any sources for Dusan's emigration in 1926, or his possible death in 1977, or a date for that last known street address, or birth/baptism details for him, but when I searched ...
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