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Immigration records to UK will be online

By mid-2008, the records of 18 million immigrants to the UK will be available online.

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The National Archives UK has awarded a license to Ancestry.co.uk to digitize, index and host online the UK Inbound Passenger Lists 1878-1960.This collection is known as the Board of Trade Passenger Lists, Inwards 1878-1960 or BT26 and is useful for all researchers whose immigrant ancestors went to the UK or later left for other countries.

There are some one million pages of records which include those who arrived from destinations outside Europe and the Mediterranean. They are organized by port of arrival and depending on date of arrival, may include such information as name, age, occupation, address in the UK, purpose of journey, name of ship, owner and port of origin.

The for-fee subscription website already includes some 100 million UK and European immigrants who travelled to American from 1820-1960, in addition to records for Canada, Australia and Germany.

If you have questions about this group of records, let me know and I'll try to get the answers. I look forward to reading your comments and answering your questions.

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  1. hi, i hate to bother you, but i really need help. I notice it says by mid 2008, you will have a record of the immigrants, but i cannot wait that long.

    I have been searching for an indian who migrated to UK in the 1960's . Please can you tell me where i can find the exact place i have to search. Since i live in Thailand, it is really difficult for me. I would be really very grateful if you could help me.
  2. Thanks
  3. This will make me so happy! Have been trying for ages to find family that returned to the UK from South Africa! Cannot wait! When exactly will this service be online?
  4. Looking for manifest , etc. for Joseph Wild born 1930, Olive Wife born 1930, Susan 1953 Daughter,and Pauline Daughter born 1955. Left from Liverpool and arrived in New York on April 1st 1960 on the Britannic
  5. Where can I search for recent immigrations, like those of four or five years ago?

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