US (Community Project), Massachusetts, Boston—Passenger Lists Index, 1899–1940


How to Index a Passenger List


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

  1. Ship's Name: Press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.
  2. Arrival Year: Press Tab to skip this field.
  3. Surname: Shea
  4. Given Names: Mary 
  5. Age: Press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.
  6. Gender: Press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.
  7. Place of Birth or Nationality: Press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.