Ship’s crew lists added
5 May 2009
We’ve just added records for 270,000 British merchant-ship’s crew members for the period 1861-1913. These records are indexes to original crew-list documents, which hold the employment details of these men and women. Altogether they reference around 30,000 lists.
Original crew-list documents are not online, but if you find an ancestor listed, you can order the relevant document from the repositories that store them around the country and in Canada. Full details on how to locate the original crew-list documents are found on the crew lists search page.
Please bear in mind that the online indexes represent only a fraction of the records available. Many have not yet been transcribed.Find your seafaring ancestors on the crew lists now