The Ships List

Wilson Line Head Office, Hull -

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TheShipsList website, online since August 1999, will help you find your ancestors on ships’ passenger lists. It also has immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping-line fleet lists and more; as well as hundreds of passenger lists to Canada, USA, Australia and even some for South Africa.  Be sure to check the “special projects,” listed below.  There are over 3,500 totally free access  web-pages with new databases added regularly

You can browse the fascinating page of entries on marriages at sea at

The photo shows the Wilson Line HQ in Hull, which I refer to in my book The Cumpstons of Hull, Master Mariners

About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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