UK Outbound Passenger Lists 1920-1929
Another decade added to the UK outbound Passenger Lists 1920-1929
A boon to Genealogists and family history buffs. Findmypast.com has added another decade of passenger records to the UK Outbound Passenger ListsÂ which areÂ available for searching right now. RecordsÂ have been expanded toÂ include an incredible 15,749,960 names with overÂ 97,614 passenger lists spanning the period fromÂ 1890 to 1929, which increases the chances of finding that well-travelled relative who didn’t show up on a census!
Thereâ€™s more usefulÂ information available on the original images thanÂ on records fromÂ previous decades, items such as each passengerâ€™s last address in the UK,Â which makesÂ it easier than ever to fill in the gaps in your genealogical or historicalÂ research.
The 1920s – full of bright young things and abdicating kings
InÂ the 1920’sÂ people were beginning to travel notÂ only out of necessity, but forÂ travels sake. People wereÂ still emigrating and travelling on business but theyÂ were now also able to visit their family overseas, enjoy entertainingÂ cruises to exotic locationsÂ and participate in international sporting events. When immigration to the USA began toÂ fall offÂ after 1922 asÂ the UnitedÂ StatesÂ started to closeÂ its borders, there wasÂ aÂ expansion in the number ofÂ people seeking to make Canada and, increasingly, Australia and New ZealandÂ their new home.
Family history researchers may be able to find gems of information in these newly available records that will possibly fill in one more piece of the jigsaw or maybe make that important breakthrough.