Thursday, 12 January 2012

Ancestors On Board - UK Passenger List Database

From FindMyPast, news of their Ships List Database Ancestors On Board, which lists all outgoing U.K. passenger lists from 1890-1960. Initial searches are free but access to the actual transcription and images are based on a pay-per-view credit system. However, the transcriptions and images are included in a full subscription to FindMyPast. 
Search fields include:

  • Surname
  • First name
  • Port of Departure
  • Year of Departure (a range)
  • Name of Ship
  • Destination Country
  • Others also travelling
You do not need to fill all of the search fields. Often the less information, the better the results since not all fields are included in the transcription. 

Once you get to the transcription, you will see information such as date of departure, port of departure, date and port of arrival, occupation, marital status, age, approximate year of birth, name of ship, ship master, shipping line, ship's tonnage, ship's square footage and number of passengers on board.

You can also view the original document. This can then be downloaded to your computer for future reference and sourcing.
 Happy Searching!

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