How to look for records of... Merchant seamen serving 1858-1917
How can I view the records covered in this guide?
This is a brief guide to researching records of merchant seamen serving between 1858 and 1917. It is very difficult to find information about a particular merchant seaman between these dates as the Merchant Navy did not register its seaman during this period. If you know the name of the ship you might be able to find the person on a crew list.