Research Guides: Searching for people?

Information on vessels, people, objects, photos...

Tips for finding information relating to peopleā€¦

Information Sources:

SHIPMASTERS: Search the following databases for information about shipmasters and the ships they commanded.

Ship Registers (1857-1900)···
Connecticut Ship Database, 1789-1939···
American Whaling Voyages, 1688-1927···

CREW: Search these resources if you are looking for information on someone who served aboard a vessel.

Connecticut Ship Database, 1789-1939···
New London Crew Lists: 1803-1879···
Salem, Mass. Crew Lists Index: 1799-1879···
Protection Certificate Registers: 1799-1879···


Primary Sources:

ART & OBJECTS: Looking for an image or artifact in the collection? Search over 20,000 select items.


Image Archive···
Art, Object, Plans, etc. database···

MANUSCRIPTS: Search the following for original documents by or about people relating the story of American and the Sea

Digial library···
Library Catalog···