Thursday, 3 January 2013

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 now on Ancestry

A major database of 23,768,544 records starts off the year for ancestry.co.uk.  UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 is taken from series BT27. Records of the Commercial, Companies, Labour, Railways and Statistics Departments. Records of the Board of Trade. Previously, and still available from findmypast.co.uk, or through original records at The National Archives at Kew, the database contains passenger lists recording the names of people leaving from UK ports for destinations outside of Europe.
The information is name indexed and linked to the original image in colour.
Details you may find include:
name; age at departure; gender; profession; last address in the UK; last country of permanent residence; country of intended permanent residence; port of departure
country of departure; date of departure; port of destination; country of destination; ship name; shipping line; ship master’s name.
Although the information on these lists is generally less than in the corresponding incoming lists at Library and Archives Canada, also on ancestry.ca, the period of coverage extends further and for the first decade includes Canadian ports for which no incoming lists were kept. You may also find the outgoing lists easier to read giving a lead on the Canadian incoming list to consult, especially as the passenger number, often easier to read than the name, is the same on both lists.

1 comment:

JDR said...

Some folks are having problems finding this database. Try http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2997