Thursday, 4 September 2008

Deceased seamen from Shetland and Orkney

One of the best wee gems in online Irish genealogy is the Eddie's News Extracts website at, for which the unsung genealogical hero Eddie Connolly has spent many hours trawling through Irish newspapers and other sources to find extracts of births, marriages and deaths. I've used the site on many occasions, but only tonight did I realise that there are also some Scottish based records there also, namely an index to the Register of Deceased Seamen as held at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. Transcribed by Andy Boyd, the database concerns the deaths of Scottish seamen from Shetland from 1911 to 1925 and Orkney from 1911 to 1924, as well as from Northern Ireland.

To access these databases, visit and look at the bottom of the list.

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