Passenger lists

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UK Ports passenger lists 1878-1960

findmypast contains the dataset "Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960" located in Travel & migration. contains the dataset "UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960", (located in Immigration & Travel/Passenger Lists) which contain the names of people arriving at United Kingdom ports from places outside Europe.

Note however, the above websites only contain persons who travelled the entire journey to and from India via a UK port. A researcher advised: "Many people travelling from India found it faster and more convenient to travel by steamer to Marseilles and take the train direct to Calais and then by regular ferry to Dover. Entry into England by this route was not recorded. Many of my relatives did this (we know from letters) but no official records were kept. Frustrating for us later!"[1]

The National Archives guide How to look for records of Passengers gives more details.

Both the above sites are free to search, but require payment to view the records. They are free to view at the National Archives. Some Libraries may have free access, refer Miscellaneous tips. Some Genealogy Societies provide free access from their libraries if you are a member.

For passenger lists between India and Australia see Australia

FIBIS resources

Earlier passenger lists

Military embarkation records


  1. Stanes, Peter. Passenger lists Rootsweb India Mailing List 29 July 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2016.