Sailors and locating information about them.

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Sailors and locating information about them.

Postby serreth » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:38 pm

I'm looking for possible crew lists/occupational information about my partners grandfather.

Wallace Henry DAVIDSON was a sailor at the time of registering his son's birth in 1939.
There isn't any other information about his occupation on there.

I don't even know where to begin searching for possible employment records.

Any help greatly appreciated.
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Re: Sailors and locating information about them.

Postby MarkCDodd » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:54 pm

First place you look is The National Archives.

Use the Advanced Search and tick "Merchant Shipping and seamen" and "Transport and communications".

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/search/advanced_search.aspx?homepage=ad-search&javascriptenabled=False

Use combinations of his names and initials as they were not terribly consistent on how to record their names.
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Re: Sailors and locating information about them.

Postby serreth » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:07 pm

Thank you!

I'll have a gander now! :D
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