Past Meeting CAGC Oct 2023-Passenger List Christine Cohen-Mysterious Codes: Passenger Manifests Letters and Numbers

CAGC meeting: Oct 7, 2023, Saturday
Topic: “Mysterious Codes: Passenger Manifests Letters and Numbers
Speaker: Christine Cohen

Hybrid Meeting Sat, Oct 7, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. PST
In-Person AND Online Meeting: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023 at 1:30 pm
For the virtual meeting, the Zoom Link will be sent the Thurs. before the meeting.

Christine will discuss: 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.

CAGC is very fortunate to have Christine as a speaker!
Christine Cohen’s 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. She has given presentations throughout the United States both in-person and virtually. She is a long-time member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and has served in many capacities, including President. In addition to WAGS, she is also 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. Please visit her website for more information.