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I get sent the regular e-mail newsletter from The National Archives (Kew, UK) and parts of the latest one include useful links and information. Here is an excerpt. If any of you are interested, you can ask to be put on their mailing list by going to The National Archives - Free enewsletter.



The National Archives | February 2010

This month sees us all at sea! If your ancestor was born, died, or maybe even got married at sea you can now search for them with our partner at
Previously only available on microfilm at The National Archives you can now search online for over 150,000 individuals who were passengers at sea between 1854 and 1908. Our signpost on births, marriages and deaths at sea can help you get started if this is the first time you've used these records. ... abroad.htm
You can also search passenger lists from 1890 to 1960 with to find out if your ancestor went to sea. These lists include the names of immigrants, emigrants, businessmen, diplomats and tourists and can be searched by name, destination, port of departure and ship name.
If you need any further help, our comprehensive guide, Tracing Your Naval Ancestors, is available from our online bookshop. ... titleId=97

Happy searching!
Laura Cowdrey

Royal Naval service records are complete

The final batch of Admiralty files from ADM139 have now been digitised. This means over 680,000 Royal Navy seamen records are now available to search and download online.
Uncover fascinating facts about your ancestors including the ship they served on and physical appearence. Some files even contain notes about the recruits' character and ability.
Search today to see what you can discover at ... ervice.asp

Listen online

Many of our talks are uploaded onto our website as podcasts, so if you can't visit us in Kew, why not listen online:
Royal Naval medals: ... uction.htm
Ancestors in Nelson's navy: ... s-navy.htm
Titanic Lives: ... -lives.htm
Listen to more podcasts:

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