Thames Water­men records go on­line

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Fam­ily his­tory site find­my­ has added a new batch of Thames Water­men and Lighter­men records to its col­lec­tions. Split into five sep­a­rate datasets, the digi­tised records pro­vide de­tails of men who worked on the river as far back as the 17th cen­tury, in­clud­ing those who served in the Royal Navy dur­ing the Napoleonic Wars. Al­though de­tails may vary de­pend­ing on the col­lec­tion, the records can of­fer clues about a worker’s age the date on which they be­gan em­ploy­ment.

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