Wednesday, February 17, 2010

U.K. records - births, marriages and deaths at sea

The U.K. National Archives have announced that births, marriages and deaths at sea can now be searched for from BMD 
Previously only available on microfilm at The National Archives you can now search online for over 150,000 individuals who were passengers at sea between 1854 and 1908.
You can also search passenger lists from 1890 to 1960 with to find out if your ancestor went to sea. These lists include the names of immigrants, emigrants, businessmen, diplomats and tourists and can be searched by name, destination, port of departure and ship name.