The Lancashire Crew Lists Project Needs You!
Project complete - thank you for your support!
A huge thank you to all the hard work put in by staff and volunteers - Jacquie Crosby, Archives Services Manager
Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society in partnership with Lancashire Archives has been awarded local project funding by the Federation of Family History Societies. Under the supervision of an archive support officer, volunteers will create a name index to two important series of Lancashire Crew Lists held at Lancashire Archives.
These cover the period 1863 – 1914 and contain about 82,000 entries, which give details of the crew members of ships registered in Lancashire – at the ports of Preston, Fleetwood and Lancaster. Seamen from across the United Kingdom, and beyond, are recorded in these records.
Many will have escaped the census enumerator and it is an exciting opportunity to unlock a valuable new source for family historians