30 March 2019

The Scottish Emigration Database

From the University of Aberdeen comes a database of over 21,000 passengers who embarked at Glasgow and Greenock for non-European ports between 1 January and 30 April 1923, and at other Scottish ports between 1890 and 1960. Those searching for individuals, or for occupational or regional patterns of emigration, should use the Passengers’ Table in the first instance. Those seeking information about vessels should consult the Ships' Table

The fields shown within each table differ according to whether the user selects a simple nominal, locational, occupational or date-limited search, or a more detailed investigation based on the results of the first selection. Click the index number against a name for additional information.

It includes 8,397 people who gave their destination as Canada. Some came in organized parties: 463 with an Ontario Government Party, 192 the Salvation Army, 58 with Quarrier's Homes, 32 the Hudson's Bay Company, 22 a Dorchester House Party.

Not all gave their home as Scotland; major Scottish source counties were 2,259 were from Lanarkshire, 915 came from Ross and Cromarty, 673 from Aberdeenshire, 502 from Angus, 492 from Midlothian, 428 from Ayrshire, 342 from Fifeshire, 318 from Dunbartonshire, 238 from West Lothian.

Start at www.abdn.ac.uk/emigration/index.html

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