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 those dates. This is because registration of seamen stopped between 1857 and 1913, and the entries for 1913 to 1917 have not survived. If you know the name of the ship you might be able to find the person on a crew list.