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Friday, September 15, 2006

Ancestors on Board, Please Sail Safely

Your Family Tree has the latest news on a new U.K. passenger list website promised last spring. has announced it’s launching a new service - - which will be rolled out over the next 15 months, with records becoming available to search in the next few months. will open up access to passenger lists from ships departing the UK on long-distance voyages between 1890 and 1960. This will cover routes to the US, Canada, Australia, India and South Africa among others, and include the roster of the ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic in 1912. estimates there will be around 30 million records available once the scanning and transcribing process is complete – the first records should be available for searching by the end of this year, the project isn’t due to be complete until the end of 2007. [Link]

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