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Non-QE2 Area => Sea Shanties => Topic started by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 24, 2012, 09:31 AM

Title: Genealogy - Records of Military and conflict
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 24, 2012, 09:31 AM
For anyone interested in Genealogy I see that the "Find my Past" web site now has records of Merchant Navy Seaman online.  This is a commercial site and although you can do an initial search to see the list of what is available you need to subscribe to see the detailed records.  I have used this site in the past when researching family information so I was interested to find they have added these records.

Merchant Navy Seamen 1835-1857: records of individual seamen that the central government created to monitor a potential reserve of sailors for the Royal Navy
Merchant Navy Seamen 1918-1941: records of index cards that the Registrar General of Shipping and Seaman used between the two world wars to produce a centralised index to merchant seamen serving on British merchant navy vessels

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-records-in-military-armed-forces-and-conflict
Title: Re: Genealogy - Records of Military and conflict
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 17, 2018, 11:47 AM
The National Archives Research Guides on Merchant Navy and Royal Navy and Royal Marines  (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/?research-category=online&sub-category%5B%5D=merchant-navy&sub-category%5B%5D=royal-navy-royal-marines&utm_campaign=594795_February%202018%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=The%20National%20Archives)may be of interest to people doing research.
Title: Re: Genealogy - Records of Military and conflict
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 18, 2018, 11:08 PM
This is indeed a great resource. Thanks for sharing the information !  :)