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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

FindMyPast releases C19th Australian passenger lists

FindMyPast have added two new collections that could be of interest to those with Irish roots. They are:
The Inward collection comprises some 2.1million records. Those up to 1871 include separate lists for 'Assisted' passengers or migrants travelling on a sponsorship scheme. 'Unassisted' travellers were those who had paid their own fare or were privately sponsored.

The information included varies but most include name, age, nationality, native place (sometimes place of origin, sometimes last residence), date and port of arrival, ship name, and departure port.

The Outward collection includes 1.7million records and holds similar detail as the Inward records.

These two record sets are now part of FindMyPast's Australian & New Zealand collection, and also join the World Collection.