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Ancestry Library Edition
Available free in Bedfordshire libraries. Click the link or the logo at the top of the 'Local and family history A-Z' page. To find England maritime and passenger records, click the 'Search' tab at the top of the Ancestry Library Edition home page, scroll down and click 'UK and Ireland', click 'England' and then the 'England immigration and travel section'
You can search records of the 22 million immigrant passengers and ships crews who entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924.
The United States Emigration and Immigration Wiki article provides several important sources for finding information about immigrants.
Maritime History Archive
Collects and preserves documents relating to the history of maritime activities in Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout the North Atlantic world. Holds a large collection of records including crew lists, logbooks, an index of Newfoundland Captains, 1820-1889, Lloyd's Captains Registers, 1851-1948 and other sources. Canadians who served in the Merchant Navy during the First World War were under British registration and copies of those British records are also available at this site
You can search or browse a memorials database that contains records of over 5000 church, cemetery and public memorials to seafarers and victims of maritime disasters.
Merseyside Maritime Museum Archives and Library
Includes useful information sheets, including details of passenger lists and tracing ancestors in the merchant navy
National Archives Research Guide - Passenger Lists
Guide to sources for inbound and outbound passengers
National Maritime Museum
This section of the National Maritime Museum web site includes research guides relating to tracing people who were involved with either the Merchant Navy or the Royal Navy.