Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Masters and Mates certificates online

I have to say, Ancestry has its moments! The group has just released a new collection of Masters and Mates certificates for Great Britain from 1850-1927, as sourced from The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich. I have in the last week been researching two merchant seamen from Fife, and both have popped up in the new database - one on four occasions, with first mate, masters and other certs, and the other as an only mate also. The collection is available at http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=2271. One thing to point out with these records - they look gorgeous, so get ready to buy a few frames!

Don't forget that both FindmyPast and The National Archives also have various merchant seamen collections online.

But nice one Ancestry!

Chris

Scottish Research Online - 5 weeks online Pharos course, £45.99, taught by Chris Paton from 26 SEP 2012 - see www.pharostutors.com
New book: It's Perthshire 1866 - there's been a murder... www.thehistorypress.co.uk/products/The-Mount-Stewart-Murder.aspx (from June 12th 2012)

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