Canada, Merchant Marine Agreements and Accounts of Crews (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This collection 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.  
 
This collection 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.  
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For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2057673/waypoints Browse].
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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[[Canada, Merchant Marine Agreements and Accounts of Crews (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_a_Historical_Record_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
 
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
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These records may contain the following information:  
  
 
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
'''Beginning Your Search'''
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Before you begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
 
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You should have the following information before searching this collection:  
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*Ancestors name  
 
*Ancestors name  
*Date of birth  
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*Date of birth
*Rank in the military
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'''Searching the Images'''
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the “Record” category<br> ⇒Select the “County” category<br> ⇒Select the “Volume and Year” category which will take you to the images.  
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
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⇒Select the appropriate "Box Number and Years" which will take you to the images.  
  
 
Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
 
Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
'''Using the Information'''
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==== 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 information that you have been looking for, you can try the following to further your research:  
  
*Use the age to calculate a birth year. When you have calculated the birth year, record the birth year and the birth place that is in the record to search in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1520604 Canada, Births and Baptisms 1661-1959] collection. There, you will be able to find the parents of the crew member.
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*When you have found the birth year, record the birth year and the birth place that is in the record and search in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1520604 Canada, Births and Baptisms 1661-1959] collection. There you may be able to further your research when you have found the parents of the crew member.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==

Revision as of 21:03, 19 February 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection covers the years of 1890-1920.

This collection 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.

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

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.

Department of Marine and Fisheries. Canada Merchant Marine, Agreements and Accounts of Crews. British Columbia Archives, Victoria, Canada.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These 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:

  • Ancestors name
  • Date of birth

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.

Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person 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, record the birth year and the birth place that is in the record and search in the Canada, Births and Baptisms 1661-1959 collection. There you may be able to further your research when you have found the parents of the crew member.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.