Friday, May 7, 2021

Findmypast Friday: Findmypast Publishes Vast New Collection of Australian Passenger Lists, and More!

  I received this from Findmypast this morning:

Findmypast publishes vast new collection of Australian Passenger Lists

This week’s Findmypast Friday sees the publication of a new and improved collection of Australian Passenger Lists featuring 9 million new records.

Findmypast’s latest new additions also include an exclusive collection of Middlesex Poor Law records, new parish baptisms, marriages and burials from the Devon Family History Society and a whole host of historical newspapers.

Australia, Inward, Outward & Coastal Passenger Lists 1826-1972

Did your ancestors travel to, from or around Australia? To help you uncover details of their voyage, Findmypast has merged their vast collection of Australian passenger lists into one simple search and added over 9 million new entries.

This growing collection now contains over 26 million of records from multiple sources covering all corners of Australia, including;
  • Australian National Passenger Lists 1898-1972
  • New South Wales passenger lists (assisted & unassisted)
  • 1881 British census crew and passengers on ships arriving in New South Wales
  • Queensland customs house shipping passengers and crew 1852-1885
  • South Australia passenger lists 1847-1886
  • Passengers to South Australia on board Buffalo 1836
  • Tasmania Departures 1817-1863
  • Victoria inward passenger lists 1839-1923
  • Victoria outward passenger lists 1852-1915
  • Victoria coastal passenger lists 1852-1924
Each record includes a transcript and many also include an image of the original record. Passenger lists vary widely in size, length, and level of detail, as there was no standardised format.

Some record only a minimum of information about the passengers, while others are quite detailed. As well as revealing the dates and location of arrival and departure, many records will also reveal a variety of useful biographical details such as ages, occupations, nationalities, marital status, places of birth or residence

Middlesex Poor Law Records

Only searchable online at Findmypast, these fascinating records cover 10 Middlesex parishes between 1699 and 1846, including;
  • Chelsea, St Luke
  • Ealing, St Mary
  • Feltham, St Dunstan
  • Fulham, All Saints
  • Hammersmith, St Paul
  • New Brentford, St Laurence
  • Shepperton, St Nicholas
  • Staines, St Mary
  • Stanwell, St Mary
  • Uxbridge, St Margaret
In the records, you'll find everything from settlement examinations to bastardy bonds, all packed with rich family details.

Devon Parish Records

Over 240,000 new parish baptisms, marriages and burials have been added to Findmypast’s unrivalled collection of Devon Parish records. Published in partnership with the Devon Family History Society, these new additions are now available to search online for the very first time, only on Findmypast. This includes;

Check Findmypast’s Devon parish list for churches marked as 'New' for more detail and what is included.

The partnership between Findmypast and the Devon FHS has already resulted in the online publication of over 1.5 million exclusive records from across the county and the two organisations will continue to work together to bring more vital records online for the first time.


15 new brand new titles and pages from 25 existing publications are now available to search on FIndmypast. This week’s new releases include;
While thousands of new pages have been added to;

Disclosure: I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador. This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

Copyright (c) 2021, Randall J. Seaver

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