“U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939” has been on Ancestry.com for a while, but after seeing some fellow researchers post images I decided to revisit the database.
Some of the lists contain the name of the person that is to be notified in an emergency along with an address. Other lists contain the name of the soldier and his numerical designation. How helpful that information is really depends upon what is known about the soldier. In the case of Bertus Ufkes, the name of the father and address were already known. This database could be a place to locate additional details on the soldier’s unit that may help in locating additional documentation regarding his service
I knew that Bertus’ father was living at the time of World War I, but if I had not then this would have been helpful.
This database apparently can be searched by name of emergency contact if those words are put in the keyword box.
We’ll have a future post with a few additional suggestions for using this database and a neat discovery I made as well.