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A century of seamen’s hospital records go online

Records held by the National Maritime Museum covering more than 100 years of admissions to the Dreadnought Seamen’s Hospital have been made available online, thanks to the completion of an 18-month ‘e-volunteer’ project, involving more than 100 transcribers around the globe.

The admission registers, covering 1826-1930, have been transcribed in partnership with subscription site Ancestry.co.uk to create 220,000 new digital records featuring information on seafarers from across the world, including a large number of Indian and Asian seamen, as well as patients from other walks of life. Conditions recorded vary from injuries sustained in combat, to disease outbreaks such as beri-beri, scurvy and cholera.

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Make the most of hibernation indoors this winter with our January 2018 issue. It’s full of family history tips and stories, plus a masterclass guide to essential church records. In addition, there are this issue’s Family Tree Academy challenges for our genealogy learn-along. If you have a new smart phone or device, you’ll love our new series with technology tips for family historians (don’t miss a trick that the web or your mobile can help you out with!). There is so much to enjoy, there’s no time to waste! Wishing you a very Happy New Year of family history to come.