|How to Index a Passenger List
For the sample image above, the fields for the record indicated on the image would indexed as follows:
- Ship's Name: Contessa
- Arrival Year: 1941
- Surname: Feilchenfeld
- Given Names: Erich
- Age: 37
- Gender: M
- Country of Birth or Nationality: Germany
Note that if the country of birth and the nationality both appear on a document, you should index the country of birth, not the nationality.
The other record on the page would be indexed following the same pattern.