This may be of interest to some of our members...
Findmypast.com, in association with The National Archives, is the
official site for the UK outbound BT27 Passenger Lists.
In a project of gargantuan proportions, the findmypast.com team,
between January 2007 and March 2008, transcribed and scanned the
official UK outbound Passenger Lists for the period 1890 1960.
These lists, in their entirety, are exclusive to and fully searchable
In total the records comprise 24 million passengers, appearing on
164,000 separate lists.
The lists cover every civilian (military vessels are not included)
long haul voyage made between 1890 and 1960 from all British
(English, Welsh and Scottish) ports, and from all Irish ports before
partition in 1921 and all Northern Irish ports after partition, to
any destination outside Europe.
While destinations such as Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand,
South Africa and the USA feature strongly, all continents are covered
and you can find passengers on ships sailing to all parts of Asia,
the Caribbean, South America and West Africa.
These voyages often called en route at additional ports, including
those in Europe, and any passengers disembarking at these stops are
To access and search the lists log on to Findmypast.com
The site, which I have used many times, is also an invaluable
facility for tracing records in the UK of Births, Marriages and