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you find your ancestors on ships' passenger lists.We also have
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,
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over 3,500 totally free
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Ships - Fleets and Descriptions, Passenger Lists,
Resources &c. &c.
Lists: A variety passenger lists.
The greatest concentration is for previously unpublished records
found for the pre-archiving period in Canada
Canada was the gate-way to the US mid-west.
Arrival Information, etc.: From this
page find ship arrival information to Australia, Canada and the United
States and other parts of the world, drawn from many sources, predominantly
newspaper reports. Find also General arrival information, including port
open-dates for rivers and canals used during immigration.
Wrecks: General information of ship-wrecks
from various periods, with detailed reports of specific wrecks, many
with lists of those passengers and crew, lost and saved.
at Sea: The complete content of the
British "Register of Marriages at Sea in the Public Record Office (ref:
BT 334/117)" transcribed by Debbie Beavis.
Trivia and Illustrated
London News and Q & A:
A trio of pages with items of interest
extracted from the TSL email discussion list archives & the Illustrated
London News & a Q&A with answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Mail Archives: A valuable resource for
both casual visitors as well as members of TheShipsList email discussion
list. This searchable database contains the archived messages and responses
for TheShipsList email list since 1997. For those who wish to join the
discussion list, as well as for those already subscribed, there are clickable
short-cut links for subscribing and unsubscribing included on this page.
1847 - The Famine Emigrants: A
very comprehensive look at the Famine Year of 1847. This project
is still under-way, but contains Newspaper Accounts, Ship Arrivals,
Orphans & Grosse Isle information, Miscellaneous Records, Ships & Docks,
Passenger Lists and including famine-related (off-site) links.