Was Your Ancestor a Ship Owner? Ship’s Registries at the LAC

Records of ownership are a good source of tracking your ancestor. The type that first comes to mind are land records. But if your ancestor owned ships, another good source are Ship’s Registries. While these do not give a lot of information on your particular ancestor, they can provide clues for follow up research. IfContinue reading “Was Your Ancestor a Ship Owner? Ship’s Registries at the LAC”

52 Ancestors: Week 16 – Merchant Marine Records on Family Search

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9WB-Q4ZF?i=10&wc=MXM9-WP8%3A387479201&cc=2057673 This week\’s 52 Ancestor\’s prompt is \”Out of Place\”. If you have maritime ancestors, then you know they can turn up in any location. A good record set covering Canadian ports is the collection¬†Canada, Merchant Marine Agreements and Accounts of Crews, 1890-1920¬†on Family Search. This collection is a browse only collection. This means thatContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 16 – Merchant Marine Records on Family Search”