This is my first post, so, HI everyone! I am fairly new to online geneaology research, and am hoping you experts can educate me about travel documents.
I recently noticed that some passenger manifests have a column for "Travel Document" that contains a number. I'm wondering if that number stays with the person throughout their life and can be used for identification.
For example, let say that there is a person on Manifest A with travel #123456. Now lets say that on Manifest B, I see the same name and the travel document number is #123456, is that proof that the person on Manifest B is the same one as on Manifest A?
And the flip side of that - if the number on Manifest B does NOT match the number on Manifest A, can I then assume that the person on Manifest B is definitely not the same person as on Manifest A?
This is the manifest I am wondering about. There is so little information but the Travel Document numbers couldn't be clearer. I am interested in the three men with the last name Ippoliti - it's possible they are my great-grandfather and his brother(s?). I am hoping I can use these numbers to verify if they are the Ippolitis I think they are.
INS Form I-415, Manifest of In-Bound Passengers (Aliens), includes the name of the ship, the port and date of embarkation, the port and date of arrival, and the following information about each alien: name, travel document number, citizenship (â€œnationalityâ€
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newyorker wrote:For example, let say that there is a person on Manifest A with travel #123456. Now lets say that on Manifest B, I see the same name and the travel document number is #123456, is that proof that the person on Manifest B is the same one as on Manifest A?
At his point I would say that the answer to your original question is: Yes, he is the same person