Site of the
Historical UK ship passenger records
available online for first time
The National Archives is enabling online access to the first
comprehensive database of passenger lists from ships departing
the UK on long-distance voyages to destinations including North
America, Australia, India and South Africa between 1890 and
1960. Genealogists will get very excited.
This new online resource has been developed by one of the
leading UK-based family history websites findmypast.com in
association with The National Archives. The passenger record
series BT 27
covering 1890 – 1899 will are live, the remaining decades
between 1900 and 1960 will be available over the next six
The database will enable would-be genealogists and family
historians alike to view digitised images of the original ship
passenger records online, which contain over 1.5 million pages,
listing the 30 million passengers who travelled on long-distance
journeys from UK ports.
The new resource includes passenger records from the period of
mass migration between 1890 and 1914 when an estimated average
of 131,000 people emigrated from Great Britain to other parts of
the globe every year.
New Discoveries These invaluable records will also provide a new
avenue of research for people who have come to a ´brick wall´ in
their family tree research using UK records. As well as every
passenger record containing the names of each passenger, the
name of the ship, the date and UK port of departure and the
destination port, the records may also include the address, age,
status, occupation and nationality of each passenger, providing
invaluable details that could help uncover more branches of a
family tree and further insights into a family's history.
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Historical Insights The passenger lists also open up new insights
into family history and social trends. For example, the lists
reveal the story of the Jewish migrants who fled persecution and
poverty in Russia to escape to South Africa in search of a new
life via British ports.