Available for the first time online
Records of 30 million passengers on thousands of ships sailing to destinations worldwide
findmypast.com, in association with The National Archives, launched ancestorsonboard.com in January 2007, a new database featuring BT27 Outward Passenger Lists for long-distance voyages leaving the British Isles.
With ancestorsonboard.com, you can search for records of individuals or groups of people leaving for destinations including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and USA featuring ports such as Boston, Philadelphia and New York.
Passengers include not only immigrants and emigrants, but also businessmen, diplomats and tourists. Images of the passenger lists are available to download, view, save and print.
New Decade Added
Findmypast.com has added another decade of records to the UK Outbound Passenger Lists currently available.
Records now include a staggering 7.5 million names within 50,553 passenger lists spanning 1890 to 1909 alone.
Records, once complete, will cover 1890 to 1960 and are expected to contain more than 30 million individual passengers. Nearly twice as many people travelled by ship between 1900 to 1909 compared to the previous decade and more increasingly for business and as tourists.
Breaking down ‘Brick Walls’
These records can provide valuable information on ancestors whose trails have gone cold. Read Stephen Rigden’s article to find out how he broke down a brick wall of his own using the UK outbound passenger list records.
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