Researching your Merchant Navy Ancestors - Service with the Red Duster
Join us for an introduction to researching Merchant Seamen and Sailors. Our island nation has produced generation after generation of sailors. Wildly differering cargoes have been loaded and unloaded in ports ranging from modest seaside villages to the grandest of docks.
From tea clippers to coal tramps the talk will take you on a voyage around the many and varied sets of records available to piece together life in the Merchant Navy.
About the speaker: Gill Thomas has a background in History, took her B.A at the University College Cardiff and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde.
She is the owner of ‘Who What Where Research Services’ and is based in London. She is currently the chairman of AGRA (Association of Genealogists & Researcher in Archives).