UK Passenger Lists to go Online


Inger Sheil

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The National Archives - working with 1837online.com - are in the process of digitalising the entire BT27 class of documents...outward bound UK passenger lists. The first batches are due to go online this autumn, with the project due for completion by late 2007:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/about.asp#BT27

Researchers visiting Kew may wish to note that advance ordering for BT27 has been temporarily suspended while the project is underway, and the NA recommends you contact them if you're after a document from this class to check if it will be available for your visit.

The ongoing digitalisation of key archival material is one of the most exciting developments in maritime research of ...I'm thinking of all those cumbersome lists we've had to trawl through in the past. The idea of searching digital records is far more appealing!
 

Inger Sheil

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Yes, and there may be the usual transcription errors. However, it will still be less than using a proxy researcher or travelling to Kew for most of us.
 

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