Ancestry.com.au · Immigration & Travel · Victoria

Thursday’s Tips – Victoria Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists

In my series so far, I have focused on resources from free websites. Since I have already covered the free resources which I have used in my genealogy do-over, I have decided to start writing about collections on the subscription websites.

The first collection is Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923 at Ancestry.com.au. Although the indexes are available on the PROV (Public Record Office Victoria) website, there are no images.  My Heritage has a collection Inwards Unassisted Passengers to Victoria 1852-1923, which is supposed to have images, but when I checked a person I found on the collection at Ancestry, there was no image on My Heritage, but there is on Ancestry.  Ancestry also has the Assisted passenger lists, which My Heritage do not seem to have. FindMyPast has a collection Victoria Inward Passenger Lists 1839-1923, but these are only transcriptions.  I therefore prefer to use the collection on Ancestry.