has added another decade to its collection of outbound passenger lists from the UK, upping the coverage to 1890 to 1929. Eventually, the database will reach 1960.
These emigration records could be useful if you can’t find your ancestors in US passenger lists—if they departed from or traveled through a port in Britain. (Many immigration routes took passengers through British ports, so it may be worth a try even if your roots aren’t British.)
Two cool features of FindMyPast's search:
1. You can add the name of a traveling companion (such as a spouse or child) to your search.
2. If the site doesn't find any exactly matching records, it will show you near matches and point out the differences (see below).
You can search FindMyPast.com for free, but to see record images, subscribe to the Voyager (about $50 for 30 days) or Explorer ($251 per year) package. Or, go the pay-per-view route: Record views cost as little as 3 units, which you can buy in packages starting around $10.