US, Washington, Seattle—Passenger Lists, 1890–1957

How to Index a Passenger List

For the sample image above, the fields for the indicated record on the image 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 the document, you should index the country of birth, not the nationality.

The other records on the page would be indexed following the same pattern.