US (Community Project), Massachusetts, Boston—Passenger Lists, 1820–1891 [Part A]


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: Beverly
  2. Arrival Year: 1904
  3. Surname: Warren
  4. Given Names: Drusilla
  5. Age: 49
  6. Gender: F
  7. Country of Birth or Nationality: USA

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.