Ancestors On Board

Passenger lists are a great source of information in cases where your family has migrated from the UK.

FindMyPast.com, in association with the National Archives, have set up a new database of BT27 outward passenger lists. This covers long-distance passengers leaving the British Isles in 1960 and goes as far back as 1890.

You can search for passenger list records of individuals or groups of people leaving for destinations including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and USA featuring ports such as Boston, Philadelphia and New York. Passengers include not only immigrants and emigrants, but also businessmen, diplomats and tourists. Images of the passenger lists are available to download, view, save and print.

This looks like a great resource. Try it and see for yourself: