Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Find My Past completes UK outbound passenger list project

This is a day I've been waiting for.

Find My Past have released the final decade of passenger lists, allowing you to search from 1890 all the way up to 1960, for folks leaving the UK. There are now more than 24 million passengers, across 164,000 exclusive passenger lists.

This dataset has to be the jewel in the company crown for those whose genealogy involves people who left Britain. It can act as an index to help find people who migrated to Canada in the early years, from 1890. Use it to find the voyage then check the incoming passenger lists which generally provide more information on the individual. The last few years are the only resource available for the period. I've already found some friends, and not found others yet, who migrated in the last decade.

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