United Kingdom and Ireland
Emigration and Immigration
- PRO Leaflets:
Passenger Lists on the Internet - a comprehensive list of
resources provided by Ron Prost. (Archived copy.)
- There is a contemporary account of
the procedure of Emigration from the port of Liverpool to the New
World and the Colonies from an article printed in the Illustrated
London News on Saturday July 6th 1850.
- The Ships List - a mailing list dedicated to the
discussion of emigration, immigration, ports of entry and
departure, ship descriptions and history, passenger lists and any
other related topics. [
Subscription instructions] - see also the associated web-site, which contains
"hundreds of passenger lists to Canada, USA, Australia and even
some for South Africa".
- Moving Here - 200 Years
of Migration to England - "photographs, maps, objects,
documents and audio items recording migration experiences of the
past 200 years".
Presence deals with the Asian and Black presence in Britain
from Roman times to the present day. (A National Archives
- Families in British India Society website - contains numerous links and
much useful tutorial material.
India Office Records at the British Library - "the documentary
archives of the administration in London of the pre-1947 government
- India Office
Select Materials - catalogues of "the holdings of India Office
Private Papers, Prints & Drawings, and Photographs within the
Library's Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections".
- British India Family History Research webring
- Anglo Indians
website (archived copy) - claims "to be the most complete international repository
and exchange of Anglo-Indian information".
- Adrian Gilbert's Anglo-Indian home
- The British Library's India Office Family History
Search facility, of "300,000 births, baptisms, marriages,
deaths and burials in the India Office Records."
- PRO Leaflet:
Emigrants to North America After 1776.
- Between 1892 and 1924 more than 22 million people arrived in
the United States of America through Ellis Island and the Port of
New York. The American Family Immigration History Center have
provided a searchable
database listing details of these arrivals.
- The New York Battery Conservancy's Castle Garden database provides
(free) means for searching by name and time period for immigrants
who arrived in the Castle Garden immigration center between 1830
Immigrants to Canada - a searchable database provided by
Library and Archives Canada, coveringthe period before 1865.
- The Immigrant Ships
Transcribers Guild and the The Ships List of passenger
lists for immigrant ships to America available online.
- Immigrant Servants
Database - details regarding over 10,000 American colonists who
crossed the Atlantic Ocean as indentured servants.
- Marjorie Kohli provides information about 19th
century emigration to Canada (includes Emigrants Handbooks,
ships lists, etc.) and about the
emigration of children and young women to Canada from
- Ancestry's Passenger Lists covering all ships leaving the UK from 1890-1960.
Home Children database - "Between 1869 and the early 1930s,
over 100,000 children were sent to Canada from Great Britain during
the child emigration movement. Members of the British Isles Family
History Society of Greater Ottawa are locating and indexing the
names of these Home Children found in passenger lists in the
custody of the National Archives of Canada."
Canadian Naturalization - "The Canadian Naturalization
databases contain references to about 200,000 people who applied
for and received status as naturalized Canadians from 1915 to
See also under Merchant
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