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This week I have been truly absorbed by what I could find in the 1940s decade of BT27 passenger lists.
Until I was asked to write an article for TheGenealogist’s website to showcase the new records that they were making available from their site, I had no idea that the war time passenger lists would be so interesting! I had assumed that it would be a time when only troops were being transported. While they obviously made up the bulk of the travellers, there are still some very interesting tales to find.
My article can be read here:
The Press Release from TheGenealogist is reproduced below.
TheGenealogist has just released 1.4 million Passenger Records covering the 1940s. This expands our Outbound Passenger Lists to over 25 million and form part of our larger immigration and emigration collection on TheGenealogist. The new records feature passengers who sailed out of United Kingdom in the years between 1940 and 1949 these newly transcribed BT27 images are from The National Archives. The passenger lists released today will allow researchers to:
- Discover potential family members travelling together using TheGenealogist’s SmartSearch
- Find ancestors sailing to Africa, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and other destinations
- View images of the original passenger list documents
- See the ages, last address and intended permanent residence
- Fully indexed records allow family historians to search by name, year, country of departure, country of arrival, port of embarkation and port of destination
Researchers who had ancestors that travelled abroad from Britain in the 1940’s will find these records a fascinating addition to the vast collection of records on TheGenealogist.
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