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TheShipsList website, online since August 1999, will help 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, Australia and even some for South Africa. Be sure to check the "special projects," listed below.
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Ships - Fleets and Descriptions, Passenger Lists, Resources &c. &c.

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National Archives of Canada PA-010235
  • Passenger Lists: A variety passenger lists. The greatest concentration is for previously unpublished records found for the pre-archiving period in Canada (pre-1865) Canada was the gate-way to the US mid-west.
  • Canadian Records Sources: A detailed look at Canadian record sources and Canadian-US border records.
  • Ships' 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.
  • Ship 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.
  • Marriages 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.
  • Official Documents - Immigration Reports: Enlightening government reports related to immigration, naturalization, assisted emigration, and statistics. Birth, Marriage and Death at Sea.
  • Pictures of Ships, Immigrants, Ports, Immigration Stations, Company Logos / Ads, Maps: A growing index of ship pictures, wonderful pictures of immigrants, ports, ads, and Immigration Stations.
  • 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.

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