Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and discover your Irish roots by searching for ancestors who journeyed from Ireland to the United States at the height of the Great Irish Famine in our new US Passenger Lists. In October 1845 about three-quarters of Ireland’s potato crop was ruined by a serious blight. Over four million people depended on the crop as their… [Read more]
St Patrick’s Day is one of those rare national holidays which resonates all over the world. To celebrate, we’re publishing the US Passenger Lists, which document arrivals of over two million immigrants into America from Ireland and the UK between 1846 and 1890. You can discover whether your ancestors were among them by exploring our new US Passenger Lists. The… [Read more]
There are many famous names and figures amongst the Passenger Lists, from every conceivable walk of life. One man, who appears twice in the our UK Passenger Lists, was a giant of the film industry, whose surname is synonymous with both a hugely lucrative entertainment empire and a cartoon mouse. Happy birthday to the iconic film producer, director, screenwriter, voice… [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.