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- Our Passenger List Records date from 1890 to 1960. If your ancestors left the UK during these years you can search our Passenger List database for more details about their journey.
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Travel & Overseas
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Search passenger lists
Enter a name to search millions of UK departure passenger lists between 1890 and 1960.
This table shows all the records that match your search in the Passenger Lists.
To view a match, click on the ‘view’ button. This will take you to the transcribed details taken from the original image. The data contained in each image varies, but typically you’ll see the name, age, occupation and marital status for your relation. You’ll also see details of the date they left the UK and the ship they travelled on.
Click on 'Image' to view a copy of the actual passenger List.
What information do passenger lists contain?
The passenger lists include long-haul voyages to destinations outside Britain and Europe. While countries such as Australia, Canada,
India, New Zealand, South Africa and USA feature strongly, all continents are covered and you will find passengers on ships sailing
to all parts of Asia, the Caribbean, South America and West Africa.
You will be able to see information such as name and age of person travelling, port of departure, ship name and destination amongst other things. The information gathered differed depending on vessel; some of the records are decorative historical documents whilst others are more functional in their appearance. Some are typed, others are handwritten; some record only a minimum of detail about the passengers whilst others include a wealth of information down to exact address and ultimate destination overseas.
These voyages often called en route at additional ports, including those in Europe, and any passengers disembarking at these stops are included. Voyages from all British (English, Welsh and Scottish) ports, and from all Irish ports before partition in 1921 and all Northern Irish ports after partition, are covered.
There are no domestic British or purely European voyages in BT27, and no lists for Merchant or Royal Naval vessels or for troop ships. In addition, crew on passenger lists are not normally shown, although the captain or master is usually named on the header pages and some pre-printed and other lists do give details of senior staff.