New site lists 30 million British ship passengers 1890-1960

Friday, January 12, 2007

CBC News announced a new website listing 30 million ship passengers who left Britain 1890-1960 The site has digitized copies of an estimated 1.2 million travel documents listing names and destinations that were only available through the National Archives in Britain. Currently only 1890-1899 records have been posted to the site but it is hoped that this will be expanded up to 1920 by the end of 2007.

These records also include the infamous “Home Children” who were sent overseas, often without their parents or relatives knowledge/consent, to become farm hands or servants.

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