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Can I get help reading a line item on a manifest?

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Re: Can I get help reading a line item on a manifest?

Posted: 3 Aug 2012 11:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi JL,

I just came across the same issue, so I did a Google search for "interpreting ship's manifests" and found a helpful blogpost that said:

"Sometimes an entire line is crossed out, not because the passenger was not on board, but because they are officially listed on another page of the manifest."
(You can read the whole post at

In a perfect world, the "other page" where the passenger is listed should have been indexed and displayed separately in your search results, but if it wasn't, probably your next best option (that is, if you're like me and hate to leave any stone unturned) would be to manually scroll through all of the other pages of the manifest to see if you can find her somewhere else.

But first you might want to re-visit your search results first to make sure any search results you might have assumed were duplicate hits (because there are always plenty of those) aren't in fact representing different pages on the manifest where your Aunt Ann might be's definitely worth clicking through those before tackling the whole manifest!

Either way, hope you find her!

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McLaughlin_Ja... 30 Jul 2012 8:02PM GMT 
BobNY 31 Jul 2012 4:19AM GMT 
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mi2early 2 Aug 2012 2:17PM GMT 
Robert Jerin 6 Aug 2012 2:56AM GMT 
McLaughlin_Ja... 6 Aug 2012 3:37AM GMT 
717edison 4 Aug 2012 5:13AM GMT 
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victoriabechk... 3 Dec 2012 2:46PM GMT 
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