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Last Entry in the log of the His Majesty’s ship ‘Royal George’

Long-time followers of the Caird Library Blog may recall Tanya’s fascinating Item of the Month, looking at the collection of recently conserved books: An Account of the Loss of the ‘Royal George’ at Spithead, August, 1782.  For those of you who missed the article the first time around, you may…

links for 2010-09-03

   Bookmarks   September 3, 2010  No Comments

Rasor maritime bibliography A genuinely comprehensive bibliography of maritime history by eminent historian Eugene Rasor, also responsible for the printed Seaforth Bibliography (2007). A remarkable free resource for all those with an interest in maritime history. (tags: maritime history research eresources merchantnavy royalnavy ships shipping)

links for 2009-07-14

   Bookmarks   July 14, 2009  No Comments

White Star Memories This website claims to be the largest collection of White Star and Titanic memorabilia in Europe. While it is very much a commercial site, with many advertisements, the information will be of significant value to those interested in the Titanic, or in White Star in general. It…

New Parish Records for London’s Docklands

March saw Find My Past add 44,000 new baptisms for London’s Docklands to their Parish Records collection. The new records have been released in partnership with Dockland’s Ancestors and are a must for any researcher trying to trace their east London roots. Spanning the time frame 1770 through to 1880,…

links for 2009-03-14

   Bookmarks   March 14, 2009  No Comments

BMD Registers: The Official Non-Parochial BMDs Service More than 100,000 records of overseas births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials of British subjects, including those onboard ships, have been added to the searchable online service listing non-parochial births, marriages and deaths. These newly added records were previously only viewable on microfilm…

links for 2009-03-03

   Bookmarks   March 3, 2009  No Comments

Hull Trawler Challenge These stunning photographs, discovered in a London auction in February 2009, tell a wonderful story of life on board two early Hull fishing trawlers, the SS Canada and SS New Zealand in the early 1900s. The website is looking for help in gaining more information about the…

Second World War Merchant Shipping records now online

Any researchers interested in the merchant shipping movements of British registered and allied vessels engaged in the second world war effort may like to know that you can now access records online from Documents online at The National Archives website. Taken from the series of cards within BT 389, information… links for 2008-10-15

   Bookmarks   October 15, 2008  No Comments

Index to Assisted British Immigration 1839-1871 A searchable database of names of immigrants from Britain to Victoria, Australia between 1839 and 1871. These immigrants were ‘assisted’, meaning in most cases that their passage was subsidised by the Victorian Government. (tags: familyhistory genealogy passengers archives australia Victoria assisted) Index to Unassisted…

links for 2008-09-11

   Bookmarks   September 11, 2008  No Comments

Service records Guidelines, contact addresses and forms for obtaining service records not yet released by the MOD. (tags: 20th Navy familyhistory genealogy WW2)

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   Bookmarks   August 13, 2008  1 Comment

Oxford DNB: The sea Extracted from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the stories of 37 men and women remembered for lives spent on, over, beside, and under the sea. Arranged around an interactive map of the British Isles. (tags: Maritime history Britain mariner people ships)