Researching seamen and their ships

Assisted Immigrants Shipping List

Assisted Immigrants Shipping List (Photo credit: State Records NSW)

There are two excellent lists for those with mariner ancestors.

The Mariners List (seamen and their ships) offers a mailing list with many knowledgeable members able to offer advice and their own research.

The Ships List (passengers and emigration)

TheShipsList website, online since August 1999, will help you find your ancestors on ships’ passenger lists.  It 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”  .  There are over 3,500 totally free access web-pages with new databases added regularly).  To make best use of your visit, use the Navigation-bars (buttons and text) which are on the top of every page, to help you find your way around.

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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