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Record Description

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Canada, Merchant Marine A...ounts of Crews, 1890-1920.

This collection covers the years of 1890-1920.

These records covers ports in British Columbia (primarily in Victoria), some in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and a few foreign ports. The documents are organized by ship and include, among other information, the signatures of crew members, their ages and birthplaces. Each box includes a general inventory of its contents listing box and file numbers, date, ship name, location and owner. The original records are in possession of the British Columbia Archives in Victoria.

Each box has a list that includes the name of the ship and the year of departure. Below are sample images of the indexes and ship lists:

For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Canada, Merchant Marine Agreements and Accounts of Crews, 1890-1920" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing British Columbia Archives and Records Service, Victoria.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Records may contain the following information:

  • Full name of crew member
  • Year of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Name of ship where the crew member last served in
  • Date and place of agreement
  • Date, place, cause of death
  • Name of ship

How to Use the Record

Before you begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate year and place of death
  • Year of departure

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "Box Number and Years" which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have found the information that you have been looking for, you can try the following to further your research:

When you have found the birth year and the birth place, search in the Canada Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records) collection. There you may be able to further your research when you have found the parents of the crew member.

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Don't overlook FHL Keyword Canada items or FHL Place Canada items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Canada Archives and Libraries.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Canada, Merchant Marine A...ounts of Crews, 1890-1920.

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box. Canada, Merchant Marine Agreements and Accounts of Crews, 1890-1920

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.



 

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