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Site Index & Mariners Research links

The following is an index to my website, together with some interesting maritime genealogy research links. I am indebted to Debbie Beavis for permission to use much of her material on tracing British seamen. Debbie's site adress is listed below. She is one of the owners of the Rootsweb Mariners List. Anyone searching for mariner ancestors should belong to this list. You can join free of charge by sending an E-mail to Mariners-L-Request@rootsweb.com with SUBSCRIBE in the message section & nothing else. This will bring you around a dozen or more messages a day on marine research, or if you do not want to receive that many messages you can join in digest mode by which you get one consolidated message per day, by putting D in place of L in the above address. Once a member you can post requests for help or information to the list.

Tracing British Seamen & their ships

How to research 19th century seamen.
How to research 20th century seamen
How to research Master Mariners
Seamen in the census & deaths at sea
How to research crew lists & agreements & ship's logs
How to research Merchant Navy Apprentices
What to do if your seaman ancestor does not want to be found
Trinity House Records
Researching the ships our ancestors sailed on.
Information on Pilotage
Researching Fishermen
Researching Customs & Excise Officers
Researching Coastguards
Tracing Royal Navy ratings
Royal Navy Personnnel Records & Medal Rolls
Index to Master Mariners in Cardiff Crew Agreements 1863 to 1913
Index to Ships Recorded in documents at Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
An additional list of documents relating to Cardiff ships at Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Aid to researching information on specific ships
Crew List Indexing Project
Index to Board of Trade Enquiries at Cardiff
Index to arbitrations relating to shipping accidents held at Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Index to ships sailing out of Cardiff
Search my Maritime & Glamorgan Sites
Losses of Cardiff Based Ships In WWI & WWII
Some shipwrecks in the Cardiff& Barry areas of the Bristol Channel
UK Merchant Shipping Lists 1954
Index to Ships in UK Ports 1881
Colour illustrations of Royal Navy & Royal Marines uniforms c.1921
Some Royal Humane Society Awards published in The Times newspaper 1801 - 1852
A small selection of Crew Lists from the 1840s - 1850s
Transcripts from a diary of shipping events in the North East of England c.1600 to 1870
Some Shipping Company Fleet Lists
Index to Master Mariners from the Whitby area of Yorkshire, as listed in Lloyds Captains Register 1869
A contemporary account of the saving of the crew of the Whitby owned ship MONKSHAVEN on voyage Swansea to Valparaiso in 1876

ROYAL NAVY BIOGRAPHY: This is the first part of an index to O'Byrne's Royal Navy Biography 1849; It lists details of Royal Navy officers with surnames A to D

ROYAL NAVY BIOGRAPHY: This is the second part of an index to O'Byrne's Royal Navy Biography 1849; It lists details of Royal Navy officers with surnames E to G

ROYAL NAVY BIOGRAPHY: This is the third part of an index to O'Byrne's Royal Navy Biography 1849; It lists details of Royal Navy officers with surnames H to L

ROYAL NAVY BIOGRAPHY: This is the fourth part of an index to O'Byrne's Royal Navy Biography 1849; It lists details of Royal Navy officers with surnames M to P

ROYAL NAVY BIOGRAPHY: This is the fifth part of an index to O'Byrne's Royal Navy Biography 1849; It lists details of Royal Navy officers with surnames Q to T

ROYAL NAVY BIOGRAPHY: This is the sixth & final part of an index to O'Byrne's Royal Navy Biography 1849; It lists details of Royal Navy officers with surnames U to Z

A list of Cardiff Tugboats for 1884
A list of Cardiff Tugboats 1894
Extracts from the Times newspaper relating to the Coastguard Service 1785 - 1850
Extracts from the Times newspaper relating to the Coastguard Service 1851 - 1859
Extracts from the Times newspaper relating to the Press Gangs
Index to Times newspaper extracts relating to Whitby, Yorkshire. - Many relate to shipping 1785 - 1859

Some Maritime Links

National Maritime Museum
Society of Genealogists
Debbie Beavis' site (Marine Researcher)
Lloyds Register of Shipping
Maritime History Archive
Phil Roderick's Bristol Channel Pilots Site
Gilbert Provost's Maritime Site
The Ship List
Steve Brew's Ships Site which provides a guide to tracing Australian mariners & largely applies equally to British mariners
Some more useful maritime links

My other UK History websites

My General UK Family History pages
My Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Pages
A Chronology of British History up to 1500 AD
A Chronology of British History 1500 to 1899
A Chronology of British History 1900 to date

My wife's Website devoted to the History of Porlock Vale Riding School, Somerset where her father was Managing Director