I am a newbie and this is my first attempt at sending a question. I saw the guidance on passenger lists; however, I stumbled a bit when the passenger list was for arriving flights into the U.S. Instead of the passenger lists with which I am familiar there were “digital cards” within Ancestry.com. I was attempting to create a First Reference Note on the data within Ancestry.com which cited its source as being the National Archives.
Here is my attempt to pull the info together:
“Florida, Passenger Lists, 1898-1963,” database online, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/8842/images/42792_DC000455-01883 : accessed 4 October 2020), entries for Mary Shirley Cadavid, 26 February 1921; for Gustavo I. Cadavid, 20 July 1951; for Raul Cadavid, 29 December 1957 ; arrived 27 July 1960 on Flight RAS 200A to Miami, Florida; A3995 – Arrivals in Miami Florida, 1957 – 1963, Roll 224; citing NARA Micropublication A3621, Record Group 85.
I have attached a PDF showing the data I reviewed.
When I click on the link to display the NARA source being cited by Ancestry.com, the following relevant citation is displayed:
Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Miami, Florida, 1899-1948. Micropublication A3621. NAI 2788508. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787–2004, Record Group 85. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.
What recommendations for improvement would you recommend? Are airline flights italicized like a ship’s name? Should I have modified the dates of birth as I have done or left them in the mm/dd/yy format?