One million UK merchant navy seamen records have been released on Findmypast.co.uk. Thousands of these seamen were recorded as being born in Australia and New Zealand. The records include biographical information such as name and date of birth, and in the most complete records eye and hair colour, address of kin, and a photograph of the seamen.
They also contain vivid and unusual details such as scars and tattoos.
Find My Past: UK also contains among other resources:
- The only 1841-1911 census collection online;
- An online index of births, deaths and marriages (1837-2006);
- Parish records for baptisms, marriages and burials dating from 1538;
- Passenger lists for all long-haul voyages leaving the UK between 1890 and 1960.
This resource is also complemented by Find My Past: Ireland and Find My Past: Australia.These fantastic resources are available at all our open community libraries, but not from home. Come in and have a play and explore our other electronic family history resources from the Source!