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"Mysterious Codes: Passenger Manifests Letters and Numbers” with Christine Cohen

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"Mysterious Codes: Passenger Manifests Letters and Numbers” with Christine Cohen
"Mysterious Codes: Passenger Manifests Letters and Numbers” with Christine Cohen

Time & Location

Jan 21, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Zoom Meeting

About the event

Program Description: 

What do those letters, numbers, stamps, and pencil marks mean on Immigration Passenger Manifests? Does your ancestor have the letter "D" or "X" next to their name? Do you know what V/L, # 404, USB, Transit, CL, N.O.B, C/A, LPC, SI, NQIV, BSI, PV or C-XXXXX mean? We will learn if and when to contact the US National Archives or USCIS to get more genealogical information from these codes. And what insight we can learn about your ancestor's immigration experience based on these notations.

About the Presenter: 

Christine Cohen is a long-time member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and have served in many capacities, including President. In addition to WAGS, she also is a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her interest in genealogy began in 1977 with the airing of the TV mini-series “Roots” and was piqued when she found a typed pedigree chart of her Dutch heritage from the New Netherlands in the 1660’s. She is a native Californian, a graduate of UCLA in Political Science and has worked for Vitol Aviation Company since 1993.

Advanced registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

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