Friday, October 31, 2014

29 entries for people born in Greece - UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927



Ancestry.com has a database online that is titled - UK AND IRELAND, MASTERS AND MATES CERTIFICATES, 1850-1927 which includes 29 entries for people who listed Greece as their place of birth.

Don't forget - most of you can access these records online at your local public library for FREE.  Read more on one of my previous posts "Something New To Try When Using Ancestry.com in the Library for FREE"

RECORD DESCRIPTION FROM ANCESTRY.COM


This database contains master and mate certificates issued to merchant seamen by the British Board of Trade.
What You May Find in the Records
Great Britain has long been known for its maritime prowess in both military and commercial spheres. The certificates and other documents included in this database were issued to merchant seamen who qualified as masters or mates aboard merchant ships. Records include certificates of competency, certificates of service, examination applications, and other documents. Forms vary, but they may include the following details:
  • name
  • certificate number
  • birth date
  • birthplace
  • issue port
  • issue date
  • address
  • examination date
  • history of service (dates, vessels, occupations, years in service)
Some of the information is included on the back of the certificates, and some documents in a seaman’s folder have not been indexed, so when you find a record, use the arrows to browse surrounding documents to make sure you see all the records available. You may want to browse through an entire roll since the original folders were sometimes filed in random order.