Manifest Markings

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Manifest Markings

Postby misbris » 06 Jul 2007, 01:56

I would just like someone to verify that I am interpreting correctly. Hand written on the manifest are the numbers 3-95706 8/19/37.

This is a naturalization record
3 is the district
95706 is the application number
8/19/37 is the date. Is it the date of the application or the date of the naturalization?

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Re: Manifest Markings

Postby vj » 06 Jul 2007, 02:17

MJ, just the date the clerk notated the manifest,
generally the start of the process. Valarie
from Lou Alfano's site

"By the late 1920s, INS had developed a standard procedure for annotating
manifests in Certificate of Arrival cases.
These annotations, dating from the late 1920s to the early 1940s, typically included two types of information:
the application number and date of verification.
Some longer entries indicated whether or not a Certificate of Arrival (C/A or c/a) was issued.
The application number is of no use in locating naturalization files today,
but the nature or form of the number reveals that the record was checked in
response to a Certificate of Arrival application
(declaration or petition).
The number also can be used to tell where the immigrant filed that application.
When devising the number system and procedure, federal officials assigned
every INS district office a key number (see Table below).
Every application filed at a given office carried that office number followed by a
serial number.
In addition, the two numbers were separated by either a dash or an x.
A dash indicates that the alien had been required to pay a fee for processing
the Certificate of Arrival request.
For a variety of reasons, an alien might be exempt from paying a fee;
if the numbers were separated by an x,
the request involved no fee.
For example, the annotation "9-35742 [date]" on a manifest record indicated
that the immigrant paid a fee and field in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The annotation "19x832 [date]" reveals that the immigrant filed in Salt Lake City, Utah,
but paid no fee.
The date next to an application number indicates when the verification clerk
annotated the manifest."

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Re: Manifest Markings

Postby misbris » 06 Jul 2007, 03:03

Thanks for that info, Valarie. it is helpful.

Does lack of that annotation have any significance in a record? One set of gparents has that info, the other doesn't.

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Re: Manifest Markings

Postby vj » 06 Jul 2007, 03:23

Hey MJ! :D ,
You may have 'no notations' for one of
several reasons:
- The year of the naturalization - rules
become much more strict in proving
the applicant's arrival (late 1920's)
- Another possibility, if it was after the late
1920's, there may be another manifest.
- Or finally, the manifest couldn't be found.
No doubt there are a few more reasons
why you wouldn't find markings :wink:
Valarie


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