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This map shows the Transmigration through Great Britain ca. 1860-1915.

The map is based on the book Slektsgranskerens guide til utvandringen 1825–1930 by Liv Marit Haakenstad, published at Vigmostad & Bjørke (Norway 2013) and the booklet Merseyside Maritime Museum (2003). Maritime Liverpool. The Guide to Merseyside Maritime Museum, HM Customs & Excise Museum, Museum of Liverpool Life. Liverpool: Jarrold Publishing.


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Go to https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/, and search for the Sources.

  • BT 26 – Inwards Passengers List
  • BT 27 – Outwards Passengers List
  • BT 32 – Registers of Passenger Lists
  • BT153 – Registry of Shipping and Seamen
  • BT160 – Registry of Shipping and Seamen
  • BT334 – Registers and Indexes of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Passengers 1891-1972
  • UK Census Records