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Outward Passenger Lists for long-distance voyages leaving the British Isles from 1890-1960. View index for free but you must pay to view information on passenger lists.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), All Branch Libraries, Outside the Library

Subjects: Genealogy

Notes: The passenger lists cover long-distance voyages made from all British ports between 1890 and 1960 and include voyages such as that of the ill-fated Titanic, which sank in 1912. The BT27 outward-bound passenger lists are a fascinating and important set of records. "BT" refers to the Board of Trade and "27" refers to the series or shelf number at The National Archives in Kew, London, where the original documents are held. These records have never been available online or even on microfilm. These passenger lists document more than just British emigrants. Many European trans-migrants are included.

Dates of Coverage: 1890-1960

Format: Web