Shipping and migration

The Child Migrants Trust

This Trust, founded in 1987, is an independent service for former child migrants, their parents and relatives. The Trust works on behalf of former child migrants who seek information about their family, childhood and migration history or who want to…

Good British Stock: Child and Youth Migration to Australia

This research guide, by Barry Coldrey, is to the records held by National Archives of Australia, is online. Some of the topics covered include the Dreadnought Scheme, Boy Scout and Young Australia League youth migration, Fairbridge Farm Schools, Lady Northcote…

ScotlandsPeople

This site is the official online source of parish register, civil registration, census and wills & testaments records for Scotland. The indexes are now free to search but a pay-per-view fee applies to access the digital images of the original…

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons is a database of 77+ million freely usable media files (images, sounds and videos) to which anyone can contribute. This is a great place to search for images of places, churches and ships. TIP: Use the search box…

National Archives of Australia – PhotoSearch

National Archives of Australia RecordSearch use the PhotoSearch tab to access 420,000+ digitised photographs 1800-2012. There are photos of buildings, people in their workplace and migration related images. You can also browse the collection alphabetically by subject.TIP: Search for names,…

The New Zealand Maritime Record

This site is maintained by the NZ National Maritime Museum offers access to The Maritime Histories – Ship Index which includes 1,500+ images and details of migrant liners in the Antipodean service, historic New Zealand vessels, preserved New Zealand ships…

New Zealand Maritime Index

This site is part of the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum site. This index allows you to search for vessels, organisations, subjects, and people, mentioned in a number of publications currently being indexed by the Museum.

Ancestry.com – New Zealand, Naturalisations, 1843-1981

This database contains an index of persons who were naturalised or given citizenship in New Zealand. Citizenship did not begin until 1949, but persons who were not born within the British Commonwealth and applied for naturalisation were given British citizenship…

Datamarine’s War Brides Index

An index to war bride passenger lists for ships bound for Canada, United States, Australia and New Zealand 1946-1947. A search returns name and destination country. Fees apply for further details.

Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845

This site, by the National Library of Australia, provides access to digital copies of Australian serials. Currently over 70 titles are available.TIP: The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List 1844-1855 is online and can be very useful for detailed…