May 7, 2021

Findmypast Publishes Vast New Collection of Australian Passenger Lists

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

This week’s Findmypast Friday sees the publication of a new and improved collection of Australian Passenger Lists featuring 9 million new records.

Findmypast’s latest new additions also include an exclusive collection of Middlesex Poor Law records, new parish baptisms, marriages and burials from the Devon Family History Society and a whole host of historical newspapers.

Australia, Inward, Outward & Coastal Passenger Lists 1826-1972

Did your ancestors travel to, from or around Australia? To help you uncover details of their voyage, Findmypast has merged their vast collection of Australian passenger lists into one simple search and added over 9 million new entries.

This growing collection now contains over 26 million of records from multiple sources covering all corners of Australia, including;

Australian National Passenger Lists 1898-1972

New South Wales passenger lists (assisted & unassisted)

1881 British census crew and passengers on ships arriving in New South Wales

Queensland customs house shipping passengers and crew 1852-1885

South Australia passenger lists 1847-1886

Passengers to South Australia on board Buffalo 1836

Tasmania Departures 1817-1863

Victoria inward passenger lists 1839-1923

Victoria outward passenger lists 1852-1915

Victoria coastal passenger lists 1852-1924

Each record includes a transcript and many also include an image of the original record. Passenger lists vary widely in size, length, and level of detail, as there was no standardised format.

Some record only a minimum of information about the passengers, while others are quite detailed. As well as revealing the dates and location of arrival and departure, many records will also reveal a variety of useful biographical details such as ages, occupations, nationalities, marital status, places of birth or residence

Middlesex Poor Law Records

Only searchable online at Findmypast, these fascinating records cover 10 Middlesex parishes between 1699 and 1846, including;

Chelsea, St Luke

Ealing, St Mary

Feltham, St Dunstan

Fulham, All Saints

Hammersmith, St Paul

New Brentford, St Laurence

Shepperton, St Nicholas

Staines, St Mary

Stanwell, St Mary

Uxbridge, St Margaret

In the records, you’ll find everything from settlement examinations to bastardy bonds, all packed with rich family details.

Devon Parish Records

Over 240,000 new parish baptisms, marriages and burials have been added to Findmypast’s unrivalled collection of Devon Parish records. Published in partnership with the Devon Family History Society, these new additions are now available to search online for the very first time, only on Findmypast. This includes;

Over 122,000 baptism records (1538-1919 and 1921)

Over 20,000 marriage records (1538-1799 and 1921)

Over 104,000 burial records (1538-1917 and 1921)

Check Findmypast’s Devon parish list for churches marked as ‘New’ for more detail and what is included.

The partnership between Findmypast and the Devon FHS has already resulted in the online publication of over 1.5 million exclusive records from across the county and the two organisations will continue to work together to bring more vital records online for the first time.


15 new brand new titles and pages from 25 existing publications are now available to search on FIndmypast. This week’s new releases include;

Albion and the Star covering 1830-1835

Argus, or, Broad-sheet of the Empire covering 1839-1840

British Emancipator covering 1837-1840

British Liberator covering 1833

British Luminary covering 1818-1823

Cycling covering 1891-1914

Hull Daily News covering 1852-1853, 1855-1869, 1871-1873, 1876, 1878, 1880-1883 and 1889

Imperial Weekly Gazette covering 1818-1825

Lloyd’s Companion to the Penny Sunday Times and Peoples’ Police Gazette covering 1841-1844

Mirror of the Times covering 1801-1804, 1815, 1818-1823

New Weekly True Sun covering 1836

Pictorial Times covering 1843-1844, 1846, 1848

Pierce Egan’s Life in London, and Sporting Guide covering 1826

The Age covering 1826-1827, 1829-1830, 1832, 1835-1836

Westminster Journal and Old British Spy covering 1808-1810

While thousands of new pages have been added to;

Anti-Gallican Monitor from 1812-1825

Bee-Hive from 1876

Blandford and Wimbourne Telegram from 1884

Bridport, Beaminster, and Lyme Regis Telegram from 1885

Cambria Daily Leader from 1861 and 1906

Champion (London) from 1813-1819 and 1821-1822

Cleave’s Weekly Police Gazette from 1836

Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald from 1939-1945

Herts and Essex Observer from 1982

Illustrated Sporting News and Theatrical and Musical Review from 1864-1865 and 1868

Neath Guardian from 1965-1985

Nelson Chronicle, Colne Observer and Clitheroe Division News from 1898

Northern Daily Times from 1858

Northern Guardian (Hartlepool) from 1896 and 1899

Penistone, Stocksbridge and Hoyland Express from 1924

Poole Telegram from 1881-1884 and 1886

Stockton Herald, South Durham and Cleveland Advertiser from 1897

Sun & Central Press from 1872

Swansea and Glamorgan Herald from 1880-1885

The News (London) from 1835-1839

Weekly True Sun from 1833 and 1843

Weymouth Telegram from 1882, 1884, 1886, 1888-1892

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