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Tag Archives: shipping

Indexing of overseas passenger lists – the end of an era

Earlier today, PROV held its annual Christmas function to recognise the magnificent achievements of our volunteers over the year.  PROV volunteers are managed by the Collection Management Team and special thanks go to our Volunteers Team Leader Leigh Kinrade for another sterling year. This year’s function was significant because it marked the end of one […]

Is that a British, Foreign or New Zealand Shipping List?

The original recordkeeping system that was the unassisted shipping lists 1852-1923 revealed.    If you’ve ever used our unassisted inward shipping lists, or used the online index to them, you might have wondered why the lists are arranged into sequences from British, Foreign or New Zealand ports.   It has always been at the back of […]

Correspondence file sheds new light on Victorian Inwards Passenger Lists

Access Services Officer Christine O’Donnell recently uncovered a correspondence file that could provide new leads for those hard-to-trace ancestors. Many researchers are unable to find evidence of their ancestors’ passage to Victoria as there are gaps in the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) holdings of  Inwards Passenger Lists. VPRS 115 Inwards Correspondence [Immigration Branch] 1849-1852 […]