US (Community Project), Louisiana—New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1903–1945 [Part A]


How to Index a Passenger List


For the sample image above, the fields for the record indicated on the image would indexed as follows:

  1. Ship's Name: Contessa
  2. Arrival Year: 1941
  3. Surname: Feilchenfeld
  4. Given Names: Erich
  5. Age: 37
  6. Gender: M
  7. 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.