Maritime and naval ancestors

Websites offering assistance with individual research questions

If you need assistance with individual family research questions, the following websites are sources of help either with research guides, access to researchers or facilities for answering questions:

Mariners
There is a wealth of information on this site and it also includes a mailing list for posting queries.

The South West Maritime History Society
For those with South West connections, this site also includes an open forum for posting questions.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall
This is the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and the library has a team of volunteers who can help with research questions.

Websites with useful research guides

The following web sites also have useful research guides for researching naval and maritime ancestors: 

The National Archives at Kew

National Maritime Museum Greenwich

Imperial War Museum