The saying ‘isn’t the world a small place’ is certainly not true when trying to find ancestors who emigrated or worked oversea. Thankfully in this age of on-line media and digitisation, the task has been made a little easier. With the recent addition of UK Outward Passenger Lists on Ancestry UK, along with the UK Incoming Passengers Lists 1878-1960 and the Alien Arrivals list 1810-1811, 1826-1869 this arduous task has become easier. Here are my favourite sites to use, but there are non-digitised sources which can be used, for instance The National Archives and the National Archives Australia.
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