Friday, 28 August 2015

ScotlandsPeople adds Seamen Death Records

The following is from a ScotlandsPeople press release
Complete record of the deaths of Scottish seafarers from late Victorian times until 1974 is being made available online for the first time through ScotlandsPeople.
Among the 14,000 new records available through ScotlandsPeople are monthly returns of the Deaths of Seamen,  which list Scots along with other crew members of all nationalities who were serving on British-registered vessels between 1897-1974.
The records were compiled by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. Only the Scots can be searched for by name.
Other Marine Returns released online are the Returns of Deaths at Sea, 1902-1905. All the Marine Returns can be searched within the statutory registers by using the "Marine Returns" option under Minor Records
Read the full press release here.

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