US, Florida—Key West Passenger Lists, 1898–1920

How to Index a Passenger List

This is a sample image of a passenger list. For the image above, the fields would indexed as follows:

  1. Ship's Name: Cuba
  2. Arrival Year: 1940
  3. Surname: Jones Cumbraus
  4. Given Names: Edith
  5. Age: 22
  6. Gender: F
  7. Country of Birth or Nationality: Cuba

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 records on this page would be indexed following the same pattern.