Shipping diaries and journals

Passengers in History – Arrivals to South Australia 1836-1964

This free site brings together two wonderful resources: • A passengers database developed by the SA Maritime Museum volunteers. The database lists 328,000 passengers who came to South Australia 1836 -1964 plus 600 pages listing passenger diaries, letters and ship…

Family History South Australia – FamilyHistorySA

FamilyHistorySA, by Barry Leadbeater, aims to provide free information for family history and genealogy research on South Australians and their ancestors at home and abroad. The searchable databases include:• Pioneer family arrivals, births and marriages• Early shipping arrivals and passenger…

Immigrant Diaries 1822-1895

These diaries are held in the National Library of Australia’s manuscript collection. This list is arranged chronologically by year and date of departure.

Emigrant Ships to Australasia 1825-1853

This index by Grahame Thom has been compiled to assist researchers to access 28 medical journals that have been copied as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP). There is a list on the The National Archives (UK) site…

Ancestry.com – Ship’s Medical Journals

There are two collections available and both contain indexed images of the original journals. A variety of subscription options are available to access these images. • UK Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817-1857 (ADM 101). Ships’ medical officers were required to…

Convict Ships – Medical Journals 1816-1867

This index by Grahame Thom is designed to help you access medical journals that were kept by surgeons on convict ships, 1816-1856 (mostly to Australia) and on emigrant ships 1825-1853 bound for Australia and New Zealand. The original records are…

Surgeons at Sea – Royal Navy Medical Officers’ Journals

This National Archives (UK) project has indexed all the names mentioned in, ADM series 101, the journals and diaries compiled by Royal Navy surgeons and assistant surgeons who served on HM ships, hospitals, naval brigades, shore parties and on emigrant…

Ancestry.com – Australia Convict Collection

This collection offers access to 24+ convict databases. The records are fully indexed with a free name search. A variety of subscription options offer access to digitised copies of the original records. Records include:• Australia – Convict Savings Bank Books,…