Overseas and Travel Records
About Travel records
Can't find your family on a census? Take a look to see if they travelled overseas. Our Overseas and Travel records will help you discover details of your family's journey.
Which Travel Records can I see?
- Passenger Lists, which cover all the ships that left the UK between 1890 and 1960.
- Passport Applications
- Convict Arrivals in New South Wales
Travel & Overseas
Census (England & Wales)
Tips for searching Travel Records
A surname and a place is all you need to get started. An estimated year of birth helps if you're searching for a common surname. You can always add more details later to get more accurate search results.
Narrow your search down by adding a forename and a year of birth. Make it even more specific by adding in a port of departure and a departure year.
When you're searching the passenger lists, check if your ancestor travelled with anyone else. You might find details of other family members you knew nothing about.
Make sure you add all the information you discover to your tree. There's also a handy 'Notes' box where you can add anything else you've discovered.