Searching for Seamen


When my wife and I were researching a 19th century ship’s engineer who had died at sea in 1872, we began by looking at Deaths of Seamen at Sea from FindMyPast. This gave us: cause of death, date of death, where he died, the name of the ship he died on.   We then wanted to find out more about the ship and its voyages so went to the Liverpool Maritime Museum where we used a microfilm of...