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Information Picture Question
Category: Interpretation
Approval Date: 7/1/2020 7:20 PM
Family Surname: Brieff
Country: USA
Date of Image: 1920
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The document has four check-marks.
The left of the name, the right of the name
The age and if they had been in the US before.

Does anyone know what the various marks may mean?

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7/1/2020 7:46 PM Marks are made by the immigration inspectors as they check off each arriving immigrant.
7/2/2020 7:53 AM fyi, looks as though this manifest is dated 1910, not 1920.
7/2/2020 11:52 AM Each person (except two) on the page has a check mark with a line through the check mark to the left of their name.

The person who is deported only has the line to the left, with no check mark.

The person in-transit has no check mark, or line to the left.

Total guess on my part: A check mark with line to the left of the name means that person got off the ship and entered the U.S.

Even if my guess is correct, that does not mean that system of check marks was used on all ships and/or in other time frames.
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