TheGenealogist has launched a new resource for those with sea going ancestors. The new ‘Ship Crew Lists’ give details of over 439,000 Royal Navy and Merchant Seamen records which are searchable by name, rank, age and ship. The full crew list can be displayed for any of the ships.
Covering the years 1851-1911, these include lists and agreements for those involved in merchant shipping and ship crews for those at home ports, sea and abroad. Details given may include age, place of birth, rank and ticket number, previous and current ships with ports of registration, dates and places of joining and leaving and reason for leaving.
The records are taken from a variety of sources including the unique TNA ‘BT98’ records, not available online from any other source. There’s more information available from TheGenealogist website.