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Passenger Lists: Common Classifications of Passengers

Many passenger lists were prepared by class of passenger. The earlier passenger lists often printd separate lists for each class of passenger carried by the vessel. Later passenger lists often combined classes - especially Cabin Class and Tourist / Third Class. It was very unusual for ships to print all classes of Passengers in one list - unless all Passengers they were carrying were of one class by design.

  1. Saloon Passengers
  2. First Cabin or First Class
  3. One Class or Cabin Class
  4. Second Cabin or Second Class
  5. Tourist Third Cabin
  6. Tourist Class
  7. Third Class
  8. Steerage or Between (Tween) Decks
  9. Sea Post Clerks (Often housed in crews quarters)
  10. Stowaways
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The Folks Behind the GG Archives

The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.