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Emigration Records 9th October 2015

We have released 5 million emigration records as part of our growing immigration and emigration record set. These contain the historical records of passengers who departed by sea from Britain in the years between 1896 and 1909. These new records significantly boosts the already strong Immigration, Emigration, Naturalisation and passenger list resources on TheGenealogist.

Unique to TheGenealogist:

  • Track transmigration of people across countries routing through British ports on their way to America.
  • Discover families travelling together on the same voyage using our SmartSearch technology.

Find people using British shipping lines and travelling to places such as America, Canada, India, New Zealand and Australia in the Passenger lists of people leaving from, or passing through the United Kingdom, by sea which were kept by the Board of Trade's Commercial and Statistical Department and its successors.

RMS Carpathia RMS Campania, one of the ships included in the passenger lists

More records to follow!

These records will be shortly followed by the release of many more unique migration records.

"We intend to make researching migrating ancestors easier with our new smarter interfaces and adding more records covering a growing range of countries."
- Nigel Bayley, MD

Those with ancestors who travelled out of Britain will welcome this fascinating new release that reveal the details of the coming and going of passengers and is a precursor of a set of unique records joining the collection shortly.

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Frances De La Tour

Frances de la Tour features in the latest episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Frances de la Tour is an actress well known for her many appearances on TV, in Film and on the stage. Her family story, however, is better than theatre with Aristocratic ancestors and society scandals that include an illegitimate child and a landmark divorce.

Watch Frances discover her 4x Great Grand Mother within TheGenealogist's Parish Record Collection on Who Do You Think You Are?

Read more about Frances's roots here.

To celebrate this year's Who Do You Think You Are, we've introduced a new 4 monthly Diamond Package. For a limited time, you can purchase this for just £39.95, saving you £44.95!

New Agreement with Norfolk Record Office Announced!

TheGenealogist and the Norfolk Record Office announce that they have signed an agreement to make Norfolk parish and other historical records available online for the first time. The registers of baptisms, marriages, burials and banns of marriage feature the majority of the parishes in Norfolk.

On release the searchable transcripts will be linked to original images of baptism, marriage and burial records from the parish registers of this East Anglian county.

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