don't worry if your message is on the "wrong" board - it will not be deleted but might be moved to a better one.
Some sailors served both as civilians and navy, so their careers can be discussed under either or both topics, and / or on a location or surname board.
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or pages for translation or interpretation.
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Occupations: Mariners Mailing List
anyone who is researching their seafaring ancestors.
The list welcomes discussions about merchant ships, the world's Navies, and the men who made their lives at sea.
If your seafaring ancestor worked on the smallest fishing smack, or the largest man o'war... if he was a Marine, a Customs Officer, a Coastguard or followed any other profession involving ships or the sea, then this list is for you!http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/other/Occupations/Mariners.h...
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there are alsohttp://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=board&r=an&p=t...
Seafarers of New England
Seafarers of Nova Scotia
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Boards > Topics > Military > Merchant Marineshttp://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/board/an/topics.Military.m...
sailors in US military transport =======================================
Boards > Topics > Military > United Kingdom > Royal Navy http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/board/an/topics.Military.u...
if the ship is an HMS Her, or His, Majesty's Ship
or a Royal Marine soldier - technically light infantry.
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Boards > Topics > Military > United Kingdom > British Merchant Marines
British merchant seamen who served from USA on board U.S.M.Mhttp://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=board&r=an&p=t...