Monday, 9 September 2013

TNA podcast - Tracing merchant seamen ancestors

The latest podcast from the National Archives at Kew is Tracing your merchant seamen ancestors through crew lists and agreements, a 24 minute talk from Janet Dempsey, Records Specialist with the Military, Maritime and Transport team at the archive.

The podcast can be listened to at or downloaded freely from iTunes.


My wife Claire is planning to swim from the Scottish island of Cumbrae to the town of Largs on September 14th to raise money for local charity Gillian's Saltire Appeal, providing respite for families affected by cancer (Claire's mum and sister in Ireland have previously come through cancer, whilst my mum, based in England, currently has bladder cancer). Her Just Giving sponsorship page, with further details, is at If you can help to sponsor her, even by a wee amount, we'd be very grateful - many thanks!

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