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


Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023

Time:10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Format: Virtual (Zoom) Program

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Cost: Free for Society members and the general public.

WNYGS Program 'Mysterious Codes: Passenger Manifests Letters and Numbers' with Christine Cohen

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.


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Last updated: January 2, 2023