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1904 "Continuous Certificate of Discharge" -- info please!

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Re: 1904 "Continuous Certificate of Discharge" -- info please!

Posted: 26 May 2013 9:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 May 2013 9:53AM GMT

This was my experience with US records: I had a stack of Discharge Certificates (example attached, from the SS Texaco Oklahoma). It shows where travel began and ended, but it doesn't show every stop along the way. Based on the dates, I requested Ship Movement Cards with the names of the ships and the dates my father was on board. (Example attached - same dates highlighted.) Although the Discharge Certificate indicates the place of shipment [outbound] and the place of discharge [inbound] as New York City, you'll see the Ship Movement card shows the trip was from NYC to Aruba to NYC.

While the records MAY be lost, I would definitely suggest that you make inquiries.

Also, please post (or send me a message containing) the ship names and dates of travel. I may be able to find corresponding information in the Genealogy Bank or Fold3 newspaper archives (papers frequently listed arrivals and departures, and even cargo, during peacetime).

I also found this link for Finding Seafarers on Crew Lists: (for British-registered vessels).

Hope this helps!

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
MMLoncaric 12 May 2013 4:13PM GMT 
moonpie71 25 May 2013 1:29PM GMT 
MMLoncaric 25 May 2013 11:57PM GMT 
moonpie71 26 May 2013 3:43PM GMT 
MMLoncaric 26 May 2013 6:43PM GMT 
moonpie71 27 May 2013 2:46PM GMT 
MMLoncaric 27 May 2013 7:05PM GMT 
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