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How to find ship's crews?
adoncloonagh
We have an ancestor that was reputedly a sea captain. He was alive in 1911 as he attended his son's wedding in dublin.

He reputedly was widowed and later remarried a coloured lady and was shunned by the family.

We have searched the usual records but is there a list of ship's crews anywhere.
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many thanks
Anne
 
crimea1854
Hi Anne and welcome to the Forum.

I donít know what you consider to be the usual places, but I might try the following:

The first is CLIP (Crew List Index Project) this covers the period 1861-1913. Unfortunately the database is currently unavailable, but the website does say that they hope to have it back on line by early 2009.

http://www.crewli...

If you believe your man was a Captain have you tried the to Lloyds Master Mariners & Mates index covering the period 1869-1911?

http://www.histor...pintro.htm

Finally, if he was Irish, and you believe he was still working between 1918 and 1921, I would also search the database on the following site:

http://www.irishm...

I hope this provides at least some new leads!

Regards

Martin
 
adoncloonagh
martin,
a milllion thanks.
anne
 
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