Travel Documents

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Travel Documents

Postby newyorker » 19 Mar 2010, 19:50

Hi everyone,

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?

Thanks so much,

Jenn
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Re: Travel Documents

Postby VaDeb » 19 Mar 2010, 22:49

HI Jenn

Here is a site that will explain manifest markings:

http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Manifests/

If you have a specific manifest it will be easier to help you if you post the manifest or a link to it.

Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Travel Documents

Postby newyorker » 22 Mar 2010, 18:17

Thanks for the warm welcome Debbie.

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.

http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=V ... 3034922340

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Re: Travel Documents

Postby liviomoreno » 22 Mar 2010, 19:06

Newyorker, in order to view your manifest one needs to subscribe to Ancestry...
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Re: Travel Documents

Postby newyorker » 22 Mar 2010, 19:38

Here is the document. Thanks for the heads up Livio!
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Re: Travel Documents

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Mar 2010, 19:58

According to this document,

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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 (“nationalityâ€
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Re: Travel Documents

Postby liviomoreno » 23 Mar 2010, 07:21

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
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Re: Travel Documents

Postby newyorker » 30 Mar 2010, 10:34

Thanks everyone!
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