Migration and travel
Along with the recent addition of British newspapers to our collection, we’ve also added a long list of US, Irish, UK, Australian and New Zealand records! Happy searching! US Records U.S. Veteran’s Grave sites Montana Deaths (update) Irish Records Karbinstan Archives WWI Irish Soldiers Wills Australian & New Zealand Records New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1865-1875 Northern Territory Anglican Baptisms and… [Read more]
Findmypast.com just published more than 40 million new records to its all ready extensive collection of historical records, which include military; life events; census land and surveys; institutions and organization; newspapers, directories and social history; immigration and travel; court and probate; and education and work records. “The number of records released offers findmypast.com‘s users a staggering amount of new data,… [Read more]
The 1911 England & Wales census also on findmypast.com gives insight into a variety of occupations that have lost significance in a modern world. The records include entertainingly ambiguous job titles, including knockers-up, snobs, chocolate dippers, devils, hokey-pokey men, and bondagers.
A feature of the Passenger Lists, from the 1920s on, is the inclusion of a last known address in the UK next to the passenger’s name.
This is of enormous use and interest for family historians – seeing where an ancestor was living before they emigrated or, indeed, went on holiday. It is also an easy way of being sure that the passenger on board is the person that you were searching for.