Canada, Merchant Marine Agreements and Accounts of Crews (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Canada Merchant Marine, Agreements and Accounts of Crews, 1890-1920 .
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.
Citation for This Collection
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- Department of Marine and Fisheries. Canada Merchant Marine, Agreements and Accounts of Crews. British Columbia Archives, Victoria, Canada.
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
- 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
Beginning Your Search
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- Ancestors name
- Date of birth
- Rank in the military
Searching the Images
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⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the “Record” category
⇒Select the “County” category
⇒Select the “Volume and Year” category 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:
- 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 Canada, Births and Baptisms 1661-1959 collection. There, you will be able to find the parents of the crew member.
- Explanations of Merchant Marines
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Library and Archives Canada, Registers of Marine Certificates
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Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection
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“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.